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Can I apply to extend a work permit from inside Canada?

If you’re an International Experience Canada participant, see Extend or change your work permit - International Experience Canada.

Yes, you can apply to extend a work permit from within Canada if the work permit you applied for outside of Canada is still valid.

You may get an extension if

To apply to extend a work permit from inside Canada, you must:

You must submit your application before your current permit expires. You will then be allowed to stay in Canada until a decision is made.

You may continue to work under the same conditions and you will keep your current status until a decision is made. Find out how long it may take to process your application.

If your work permit has expired, find out how to apply for another work permit.


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