Get a work permit

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Work permits and applications for temporary workers, caregivers, business people and students.

Find out if you need a work permit

See if you need a permit to work temporarily in Canada and find out if you are eligible

Temporary workers

Work permits, Labour Market Impact Assessments and how your spouse or child can work in 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, experience in the skilled trades 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


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

Agricultural workers

Who can apply, how to apply, forms, fees, and how to change employers

Questions about working in Canada?

Find quick and direct answers to your questions about working in Canada, including what you need to qualify for a permit, extending an existing permit, and how long your application might take.

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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