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Are there other work permit options I can consider while I wait for my permanent resident application to be processed?

If you already applied for a work permit under the Home Child Care Provider or Home Support Worker Pilots, it will take a while to process your application.

You may also want to apply separately for a work permit or extend your current one under the

  • Temporary Foreign Worker Program or
  • International Mobility Program

Find out how to renew your work permit or status as a foreign worker.

Due to COVID-19, we’ve put some measures in place to help you. If you have an employer-specific work permit and you want to change jobs or employers, you

  • must apply for a new work permit from inside Canada
  • don’t need to wait until we approve the application to start your new job or work for a new employer
  • just need an email from us that says you have permission to change jobs

Find out more about changing jobs or employers.

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