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

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

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

Students

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

Travel and Work in Canada

How to apply to participate in IEC, create a Kompass account, apply for a Conditional Acceptance Letter (CAL) and apply for a work permit through a MyCIC account

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 study in Canada or extend your study permit in Canada and how to submit an online or paper application.

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