A work permit may be issued to a foreign national who intends to perform work that would create or maintain significant social, cultural or economic benefits or opportunities for Canadian citizens or permanent residents
Not to be used to undermine or circumvent the LMIA process. Used to address compelling circumstances that have social, cultural or economic benefits
Officers should look at the social and cultural benefit of authorizing entry to Canada for persons of international renown, examining whether a person’s presence in Canada is crucial to a high-profile event and whether circumstances have created urgency to the person’s entry.
Will the benefit be significant, important or notable?
Is there corroborating and credible evidence of the person’s credentials? Like:
Official academic record –degree, diploma, transcripts. Evidence from current/former employees attesting to full time experienced in the occupation/field (significant being 10 years or more). National or international awards or patent. Membership in organizations requiring excellence. Recognition of achievement and significant contribution to the field by peers, governmental organizations, professional or business associations. Evidence of scientific or scholarly contributions and/or publications in academic/industry publications. Leading role in a distinguished organizations
For requests for work permits based on significant economic benefit, where entry into the labour market is concerned, all practical efforts to obtain ESDC’s assessment should be made before C10 is applied. Foreign nationals submitting an application for consideration under C10 should provide documentation supporting their claim of providing an important or notable contribution to the Canadian economy.