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.

Starting October 26, 2015, CIC is introducing a new electronic system, the Employer Portal.

Employers must submit offers of employment in Labour Market Impact Assessment-exempt situations directly to CIC using this new system. The previous form, IMM 5802 Offer of Employment to a Foreign National Exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment, will no longer be accepted.

If an employer has already provided a completed form to a foreign worker, the worker should submit a work permit application prior to November 21, 2015. If the foreign worker does not submit their application before this date, the employer must resubmit the Offer of Employment using the Employer Portal.

The Employer Portal is part of changes introduced on February 21, 2015 and will be available on CIC’s website on October 26, 2015.

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 study in Canada or extend your study 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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