Job Offer:  You must secure a job offer from a Canadian employer. This is essential, as you will need a valid job offer to apply for a work visa. 

Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA): Employers must need an LMIA to show that hiring a foreign worker won't harm the job market.

Work Permit Application:  After receiving LMIA approval, you can apply for a work permit through the IRCC website.

Online or Paper Application: Depending on your nationality and the job type, you can submit an online or paper application for a work visa.

Gather Documents: You need a valid passport, job offer letter, LMIA, and other supporting documents for a Canadian work visa.

Biometrics and Fees: After that, pay the required processing fees and schedule biometric data collection if necessary.

Medical Examination: In some instances, a medical examination may be necessary to ensure that you meet all the health requirements.

Police Clearance: You might need to provide a police clear answer certificate to prove you have a clear criminal record. 

Language Proficiency:  Your language proficiency in English or French, usually through standardized tests like IELTS or CELPIP.

Wait for Processing: After submitting your application, the processing time may vary based on your country of residence and the type of visa.

Port of Entry:  Upon approval of your work permit, present the letter at the port of entry in Canada to receive your work permit.