Get a work permit

New measures have been introduced for foreign workers in Canada and Canadian employers who are hiring them.

Read about these changes and how they might 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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