My work permit has expired. Can I apply for another one?
Yes, you can apply to restore your temporary resident status and extend your work permit. You can only do this if your permit expired fewer than 90 days ago. Because you are applying to restore your status after it has expired, you cannot work while this application is in progress.
When you apply, you must
- include a copy of your new job contract and
- a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), which is a document from Employment and Social Development Canada that says the employer is allowed to hire you, if your job requires an LMIA; or
- the offer of employment number that your employer received when they submitted a new offer of employment through the Employer Portal if your job does not require an LMIA;
- check box C for “work permit” on the application form;
- check box D for “restoration” on the application form; and
- pay the fees for both the restoration of temporary resident status and a new work permit.
You can apply from within Canada.
International Experience Canada participants: To restore your status, you must be eligible to extend your work permit. See Extend or change your work permit - International Experience Canada.
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