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Can I apply for a work permit when I enter Canada?

You can apply for a work permit when you enter Canada if you

An officer will make sure you meet all the requirements before you are allowed to enter Canada.

To apply for a work permit when you enter Canada, you must bring with you

You will also need

You do not need to provide any documents from an employer if you are

If you want to work in Quebec, you may also need a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) from the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion.

If you are exempt from the LMIA process, you are also exempt from the CAQ requirement.

Francophones working outside Quebec

If this is your first work permit under an LMIA exemption for Francophones working outside Quebec, you must:

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