I work in Quebec. How can I extend my work permit?
If you’re an International Experience Canada participant, see Extend or change your work permit - International Experience Canada.
Step 1: Find out if you need a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)
If you need an LMIA, your employer must follow these steps:
- Apply for an LMIA renewal from Employment and Social Development Canada. A positive LMIA allows your employer to hire you.
- Apply to Quebec’s provincial government for a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) for your job.
For more information, see the page Immigrate and settle in Quebec – Temporary workers.
If you are exempt from the LMIA process, you are also exempt from getting a CAQ. Your employer will need to submit a new offer of employment through the Employer Portal.
Step 2: Apply to extend your work permit
Before your work permit expires, apply online or send your application to extend your work permit to the Case Processing Centre in Vegreville, Alberta.
Include copies of:
- the new LMIA, CAQ and your job offer letter or contract, or
- the offer of employment number that your employer received when they submitted the new offer of employment, if you are exempt from the LMIA process.
Information for your spouse or common-law partner
Your spouse or common-law partner may be eligible to apply for an open work permit. Their work permit will have the same expiry date as your own.
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