Extend your work permit

New fees to be paid by employers and open work permit applicants are being introduced on February 21, 2015. There is also a new process that employers must follow when hiring Labour Market Impact Assessment-exempt foreign workers.

Read about the changes and how they may 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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