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How easy is it to get a Work Permit in Calgary?

Dear Expatriates,

How easy is it to get a work permit in Alberta, and specifically in Calgary?
According to one website ( Protected content ), it is really not hard once you get a job offer.

I am thinking about moving to Calgary, and I would like to understand if it is wise to first get a work permit from abroad before moving to Calgary, or if it is an a simple process once you get interviews and a potential job offer. Therefore maybe I could focus on the acutal job search instead.

If you have any good advice or experience with getting a work permit before coming to Canada, and getting a work permit once you find work in Calgary, then I would appreciate your information?

This question relates preliminary to the province of Alberta, but also regarding BC.

Thank you!

Sincerely,
Daniel Wardzynski

Calgary Forum