Work in Canada
Apply to work in Canada, extend a work permit or hire a foreign worker.
New entry requirement now in effect
Applicants who are issued an initial study or work permit on or after August 1, 2015 will automatically be issued an eTA along with their permit. For work permit or study permit renewal applications, the eTA will not be automatically renewed. If you wish to exit and re-enter Canada by air, you will need to ensure that your eTA is still valid by consulting the Check Status Tool. If your eTA has expired, you will need to apply for a new one as soon as you can.
See if you need a permit to work temporarily in Canada and find out if you are eligible
Work permit requirements and applications for foreign workers, live-in caregivers, business people and students
Applications for work permit extensions for foreign workers and live-in caregivers and applications for open work permits if you are awaiting a decision on a permanent resident application
Information for youth to travel and work in Canada with the International Experience Canada Program
Requirements to hire temporary workers, live-in caregivers, international students, permanent workers and interns
Finding a job, exploring other career opportunities and language training for the workplace
When and how to get your credentials assessed, how to upgrade skills and education and occupation facts
What we are doing
- Attracting newcomers to Canada's francophone communities outside Quebec
- Government of Canada releases its ambitious plan for 2016 immigration levels
- Government of Canada presents Travel Smart app and Electronic Travel Authorization
Do you want to come to Canada?
Answer a few questions to find out if you are eligible to work in Canada or extend your work permit in Canada, and how to submit an online or paper application.
How to send a complete immigration application
Learn how to avoid common errors that can cause delays in processing your application to come to Canada.
Find out how to hire a foreign worker for your business
Read the guide to find out how to hire and retain internationally trained workers for your business.
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