Temporary work permit
Optional: referral letter for temporary work permit
Candidates who meet the requirements to apply for permanent residence may be eligible to apply for a temporary work permit.
This work permit lets the candidate begin working while their permanent residence application is being processed.
The work permit
- is only for the Atlantic Immigration Program
- is valid for 2 years
- is employer-specific, meaning the candidate can only work for you
In order for the candidate to apply for a work permit, you must request a referral letter from the provincial government when you’re applying for endorsement. The candidate will include the referral letter in their application for a temporary work permit.
Getting a temporary work permit doesn’t guarantee that we’ll approve the candidate’s permanent residence application.
Candidates applying for a temporary work permit will need to show that they meet the requirements for:
International students who have graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada are exempt from meeting the work requirements. All other candidates must meet the work experience requirements.
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