Get a work permit

New fees to be paid by employers and open work permit applicants are being 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.

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

You may not need a work permit to work temporarily in Canada. Find out if you need one.

Foreign workers

Learn how to get a work permit if you are a foreign worker.

Live-in caregivers

Find out how to get a work permit if you are a live-in caregiver.

Business people

Find out if you need a work permit and how to get one if you are a business person.


Find out if you can work while you study.

Permanent workers (immigrate to Canada)

A work permit lets you work in Canada temporarily. If you want to stay and work in Canada permanently, find out about becoming a permanent worker or learn more about other permanent resident categories.

International Experience Canada applicants

Once you have received your conditional acceptance letter, you must apply online for your work permit.

Find out more about International Experience Canada (IEC).

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