My work permit has expired. Can I apply for another one?
Yes, but you can only do this if your permit expired fewer than 90 days ago. You also need to restore your temporary status in Canada.
Since you need to apply to restore your status after it has expired, you can’t work while this application is in progress.
When you apply:
- include a copy of your new job contract and either
- a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) if the job needs one;
- the offer of employment number, if the job doesn’t need an LMIA (Some LMIA-exempt employers don’t need to submit an offer of employment or pay the employer compliance fee.)
- checkbox C for “work permit” on the application form;
- checkbox D for “restoration” on the application form; and
- pay the fees for both the restoration of temporary resident status and a new work permit.
You can apply from within Canada.
International Experience Canada participants: To restore your status, you must be eligible to extend your work permit. See Extend or change your work permit - International Experience Canada.
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