Temporary Work Visa to Canada is basically the result of a successful LMIA process. This is how the process works:
An applicant has found a potential employer in Canada (or another way around, a Canadian employer has found a candidate who meets the company’s needs).
An applicant gets a Job Offer from the employer.
An employer goes through an LMIA process via Service Canada to get an accreditation to bring a foreign worker to Canada.
A foreign worker can apply for a work permit. At this point it is crucial for the candidate to present the following:
After your work permit and work visa are approved, you can enter Canada.
Upon arrival in Canada, please note that you are allowed to work only for the Employer who went through the LMIA process for you. The duration of your Temporary Resident Status in Canada is based on the duration of your Work Permit, and the duration of your Work Permit is based on the contract with your employer.
You are allowed to prolong your contract and work permit, but it’s not up to you, it’s up to your employer. In some cases, there is a way of transition from temporary to the permanent resident of Canada.