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Work in Canada

New measures have been introduced for foreign workers in Canada and Canadian employers who are hiring them.

Read about these changes and how they might affect you.

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 foreign workers, live-in caregivers, business people and students.

Extend your work permit

Includes 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.

Travel and work in Canada

Information for youth to travel and work in Canada with the International Experience Canada Program.

Hire an internationally trained worker

Includes requirements to hire 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.

Overhauling the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

The Government is reforming the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) through a balanced set of reforms to ensure that employers put Canadian workers first.

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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