Work in Canada

Apply to work in Canada, extend a work permit or hire a foreign worker.

Find out if you need a work permit

Includes the list of job categories for which a work permit is not required to work temporarily in Canada.

Get a work permit

Includes work permit requirements and applications for temporary workers, live-in caregivers, business people and students.

Extend your work permit

Includes applications for work permit extensions for temporary workers and live-in caregivers, and applications for open work permits if you are awaiting a decision on a permanent resident application.

Hire a foreign worker

Includes requirements to hire temporary foreign workers, live-in caregivers, international students, permanent workers and interns.

Prepare to work

Includes finding a job, exploring other career opportunities, and language training for the workplace.

Get your credentials assessed

Includes when and how to get your credentials assessed, how to upgrade skills and education, and Occupation Facts.

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.

Apply online for a work permit

Submit your application online to work in 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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