Step 1

Background check

You can apply for a background check at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In most case, a name-based criminal record check is sufficient.

step 2

documents certifying

Usually there are three documents required to be certified, Degree Certificate, Criminal Record Check and TEFL/TESOL certificate. If you consider yourself to be qualified for TEFL exemption, please kindly provide us with supplementary documents, e.g. reference letter, teaching certification etc. for



  1. Have your documents certified by a solicitor, notary public or Oaths of Canada.

  2. Certify your documents by the Authentication and Service of Documents Section of Global Affairs (ASDSGA).

  3. If the documents have been apostilled by the ASDSGA Canada, your documents shall be further authenticated by the Chinese Embassy. Otherwise, if the documents have been apostilled by the authentication office of the corresponding territory, then it shall be authenticated by the Chinese Consulates according to its consular jurisdiction 

step 3

Work permit acquiring

The Work Permit is a legal document from the foreign expert supervision department of the employer. This document means the holder has the legal right to work in China as a foreign expert. It also allows the holder to apply for a ‘Z’ visa and residence permit. Applications for a Work Permit can only be submitted by the employer in mainland China.

Once all your documents are ready, please email the clearly scanned version to your employer. They will help you apply for the Work Permit in mainland China.

Step 4

Z work visa

There are three ways to submit your visa application in Canada. You can either book a visa appointment with your local Chinese Embassy via the online portal or submit your visa application by using agent service. Alternatively, you can use postal service for your visa application.