The process of applying to a SWP is the same as the process for applying to a regular work permit. To apply for a SBWP, you will need to provide the following documentation to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC):


  • LMIA exempt offer of employment submitted in the Employer portal or by approved alternate submission as per note on Client screen;
  • Proof of accreditation, experience, and/or high-level competence in the applicant’s field of work;
  • A fully completed application on IRCC’s Global Case Management System (GCMS). GCMS is the universal applicant database platform where all cases handled by the IRCC are kept. You will need to enter specific information into the application work-permit portal
  • Proof of employer compliance fee payment; and
  • Detailed evidence of how the foreign national’s work provides significant benefit economically, socially, or culturally.