International Mobility Program: Authorization to work without a work permit

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

To determine whether a temporary resident requires a work permit or a Labour Market Impact Assessment, officers must first determine whether the activity the person seeks to engage in constitutes "work" as defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations. Learn more about what is work.

Authorization to work without a work permit

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