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.

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

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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