Extend your work permit

How to work longer in Canada as a foreign worker or a live-in caregiver and how to get an open work permit.

Note: As of November 21, 2015, we no longer accept the IMM 5802 Offer of Employment to a Foreign National Exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment form. If your employer has given you a completed copy of this form, you must ask your employer to resubmit the offer of employment online through the Employer Portal.

Foreign workers

How to apply, forms, fees and how to change employers, become a permanent worker or re-enter Canada

Live-in caregivers

How to apply, forms, fees and what to do if you change, quit or lose your job

Open work permit

Eligibility, forms and how to work while you wait for a decision on your permanent residence application

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.

Questions about working in Canada?

Questions about working in Canada?

How to send a complete immigration application

Learn how to avoid common errors that can cause delays in processing your application to come to Canada.

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