Work in Canada

Apply to work in Canada, extend a work permit or hire a foreign worker.

New fees to be paid by employers and open work permit applicants were introduced on February 21, 2015. There is also a new process that employers must follow when hiring Labour Market Impact Assessment-exempt foreign workers.

Read about the changes and how they may affect you.

Find out if you need a work permit

Includes the list of job categories for which a work permit is not required to work temporarily in Canada.

Get a work permit

Includes work permit requirements and applications for foreign workers, live-in caregivers, business people and students.

Extend your work permit

Includes applications for work permit extensions for foreign workers and live-in caregivers, and applications for open work permits if you are awaiting a decision on a permanent resident application.

Travel and work in Canada

Information for youth to travel and work in Canada with the International Experience Canada Program.

Hire a foreign worker

Includes requirements to hire temporary workers, live-in caregivers, international students, permanent workers and interns.

Prepare to work

Includes finding a job, exploring other career opportunities, and language training for the workplace.

Get your credentials assessed

Includes when and how to get your credentials assessed, how to upgrade skills and education and occupation facts.

What we are doing

Do you want to come to Canada?

Answer a few questions to find out if you are eligible to study in Canada or extend your study permit in Canada, and how to submit an online or paper application.

Overhauling the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

The government is reforming the Temporary Foreign Worker Program through a balanced set of reforms to ensure that employers put Canadian workers first.

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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