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Can I apply for a work permit when I enter Canada?

COVID-19: Most people can’t apply at the port of entry

Most people can’t apply for a work permit or give their biometrics at a Canadian port of entry right now due to travel restrictions.

You can only apply at the port of entry if you meet all of these conditions:

  • you’re entering Canada from the United States where you’ve been living for the last 14 days or more
    • you cannot travel from inside Canada to the port of entry (in other words, you cannot “flagpole”)
  • you have a plan to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Canada
  • you have a valid job offer
  • you meet all other requirements to apply at the port of entry

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