Work in Canada

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

Starting October 26, 2015, CIC is introducing a new electronic system, the Employer Portal.

Employers must submit offers of employment in Labour Market Impact Assessment-exempt situations directly to CIC using this new system. The previous form, IMM 5802 Offer of Employment to a Foreign National Exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment, will no longer be accepted.

If an employer has already provided a completed form to a foreign worker, the worker should submit a work permit application prior to November 21, 2015. If the foreign worker does not submit their application before this date, the employer must resubmit the Offer of Employment using the Employer Portal.

The Employer Portal is part of changes introduced on February 21, 2015 and will be available on CIC’s website on October 26, 2015.

Find out if you need a work permit

List of job categories for which a work permit is not required to work temporarily in Canada

Get a work permit

Work permit requirements and applications for foreign workers, live-in caregivers, business people and students

Extend your work permit

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

Requirements to hire temporary workers, live-in caregivers, international students, permanent workers and interns

Prepare to work

Finding a job, exploring other career opportunities and language training for the workplace

Get your credentials assessed

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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