Work in Canada
Apply to work in Canada, extend a work permit or hire a foreign worker.
For all work permit holders from visa-exempt countries:
A work permit is not a visa. It does not give you the right to board your flight to Canada. Along with your permit, you will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to Canada.
If you received your initial permit on or after August 1, 2015, you were automatically issued an eTA along with your permit.
If you renew a work permit, an eTA is not automatically renewed or issued to you. You need to apply for one separately. See Extend your work permit.
You may need a permit depending on the type of work you will do in Canada
Find out if you can apply and how to apply to work in Canada as a temporary worker, live-in caregiver, business person, and student
Work permit extensions for temporary workers or live-in caregivers, open work permits for those waiting on a permanent resident application
Find out if you can apply for the International Experience Canada program, how to become a candidate and what to do after you’re in the pool
Find out how to hire temporary workers, live-in caregivers, international students, permanent workers and interns
Find a job, explore other career opportunities and learn about language training for the workplace
When and how to get your credentials assessed, upgrade your skills and education, and get occupation facts
What we are doing
- Attracting newcomers to Canada's francophone communities outside Quebec
- Government of Canada releases its ambitious plan for 2016 immigration levels
- Government of Canada presents Travel Smart app and Electronic Travel Authorization
Do you want to come to Canada?
Answer a few questions to find out if you are eligible to work in Canada or extend your work permit in Canada, and how to submit an online or paper application.
How to send a complete immigration application
Learn how to avoid common errors that can cause delays in processing your application to come to Canada.
Find out how to hire a foreign worker for your business
Read the guide to find out how to hire and retain internationally trained workers for your business.
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