Extend your 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.

You need to apply to extend your work permit before it expires.

Foreign workers

Learn how to extend your work permit.

Live-in caregivers

Find out how to extend your work permit.

Permanent resident applicants

If you are an economic class applicant whose work permit is due to expire, you may be eligible for an open work permit. This permit allows you to continue to work in Canada while you await a final decision on your permanent residence application. Find out how to get an open work permit.

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Apply online for a visa, study or work permit

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