Application to Work in Canada — Work Permits

 Get help to open an application form or to complete an application form in the Help Centre.

Note: As of November 21, 2015, CIC no longer accepts the IMM5802 Offer of Employment to a Foreign National Exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment form. If your employer has given you a completed copy of this form, you must ask your employer to resubmit the offer of employment online through the Employer Portal.

To apply for a work permit you can:

Apply online

You must have:

  • Access to a scanner or camera to create electronic copies of your documents to upload, and
  • A valid credit card to pay with

Apply online for a work permit

Apply on paper

Read the instruction guide to get all the details to apply on paper.

Once you have read the guide, you can prepare your application package. You must select the country/territory from which you will be applying to get your local visa office instructions.

Find out if you are eligible

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