Most people need a work permit to work in Canada. If you’re not sure if you need one, find out if you need a work permit.
There are two types of work permits: open work permits and employer-specific work permits.
An open work permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada, except for an employer:
You can only get an open work permit in specific situations. Find out if you can apply for an open work permit.
An employer-specific work permit allows you to work according to the conditions on your work permit, which include:
Answer a few questions to find out what kind of work permit you can apply for and what the next steps are.