Work in Canada

Apply to work in Canada, extend a work permit or hire a foreign worker.

Wildfires in British Columbia

Special measures are in place to help those affected by the wildfires, including free replacement of citizenship and immigration documents. Read the notice.

Services and information

Find out if you need a work permit

You may need a permit depending on the type of work you will do in Canada

Get a work permit

Find out if you can apply and how to apply to work in Canada as a temporary worker, business person, and student

Extend your work permit

Work permit extensions for temporary workers or live-in caregivers, open work permits for those waiting on a permanent resident application

Travel and work in Canada as a youth

Find out if you can apply for the International Experience Canada program, how to become a candidate and what to do after you’re in the pool

Hire a foreign worker

Find out how to hire temporary workers, live-in caregivers, international students, permanent workers and interns

Prepare to work

Find a job, explore other career opportunities and learn about language training for the workplace

Get your credentials assessed

When and how to get your credentials assessed, upgrade your skills and education, and get occupation facts

Find out how to hire a candidate with the Atlantic Immigration Pilot

Become a designated employer and hire a skilled worker or international graduate

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Do you want to come to Canada?

Answer a few questions to find out if you are eligible to work in Canada or extend your work permit in Canada, and how to submit an online or paper application.

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.

Find out how to hire a foreign worker for your business

Read the guide to find out how to hire and retain internationally trained workers for your business.

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