Religious & Charitable work visa

Canadian Religious and Charitable work visa

The Religious or Charitable Work visa program allows the entry of foreign workers to Canada on a temporary basis to carry out duties for religious or charitable organizations. Working on a Religious or Charitable Work visa does not need an LMO from HRSDC.

Benefits of the Visa (Religious/Charitable Work Visa)

  • Though religious/charitable workers are exempted from HRSDC and do not need a LMO but they have to produce documentation supporting the legitimacy of the offer of employment, information about the Canadian employer and their ability to work as a religious/charitable organization.
  • You need to apply for a work permit from CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada).
  • You must receive a stipend from your employer as your living expenses.
  • Organization which is sponsoring the worker will not receive remuneration from any source for the services to be rendered by the foreign worker.
  • The work to be performed extends beyond normal work which includes and is not limited to work as clergy and whose employment will consist of the preaching of doctrine, presiding at liturgical functions or providing spiritual counselling as an ordained minister, lay person or member of religious order.
  • You need to give documentary evidence that you fit in the job and organization well.
  • You need to also meet certain health and character requirements.
  • If a Religious or Charitable Work visa has been issued, applicants will be allowed to live and work in Canada for a specified period of time, generally between 1-4 years.
  • The foreign worker’s spouse and dependent children may be eligible in certain cases to work and study during the stay.
  • A Religious or Charitable Work visa holder may also apply for permanent residence if eligible.
Visa Fee
CAD 150 - CAD 332
Application Fee
CAD 150 - CAD 332
Partner Application Fee
CAD 150 - CAD 332
Dependent Application Fee
Police Clearance
Variable(Depending on Nationality and Local Govt Rules)
Required and requested by CIC
Required for each country where the applicant has lived for more than 12 months.
Medical Examination fee
Variable(Depending on the type of medical tests and examinations Required)
Required and requested by CIC payable directly to the doctor
Translation/certification Of documents fees
Variable(depending on the translator)
Payable to the Translator
CAD 3500
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