Get a work permit

Get help to cancel an application submitted online in the Help Centre.

Work permits and applications for foreign workers, live-in caregivers, business people and students.

Find out if you need a work permit

List of jobs that do not require a work permit, information on Labour Market Impact Assessments and ineligible employers

Foreign workers

Work permits, Labour Market Impact Assessments and how your spouse or child can work in Canada

Live-in caregivers

Eligibility, how to apply, forms, fees, extensions, processing times and how to become a permanent resident of Canada

Business people

Eligibility for business visitors, professionals, intra-company transferees, traders and investors


How to work on campus and off campus, apply for co-op/internship programs and how to work after graduation

Permanent workers

How to hire foreign workers with professional work experience, skilled trade or Canadian work experience who can apply for permanent residence

International Experience Canada

How to become a candidate in the International Experience Canada pools, how to apply for a work permit online, processing times and preparing for arrival

Questions about working in Canada?

Questions about working in Canada?

Job Bank

Job Bank is the Government of Canada's leading source for jobs and labour market information.

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.

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