Work permits in Canada consist of work visas and employment authorizations. A work permit is a document issued by officials of the Canadian government that allows a foreign individual to work temporarily at a specific job for a specific employer.
Government of Canada. Work in Canada. Online: http://www.cic.gc.ca/enGlIsH/work/index.asp (Retrieved on August 8, 2014)
Service Canada, “Work Permits.” Online: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/goc/work_permits.shtml (Retrieved on August 8, 2014)
Sutherland, Stephen J. and Hany Ibrahim, “Refugees in Canada: From Persecution to Preparedness.” In Blythe C. Shepard and Priya S. Mani (editors). Career Development Practice in Canada: Perspectives, Principles and Professionalism. Toronto: Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), 2014, p.293.