Work in Canada

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

Canada Post is currently in labour negotiations. Failed negotiations could lead to delays in:

If you’re planning on traveling to Canada or submitting an application (including for a passport or other travel document), apply early.

If you are travelling within the next six weeks, apply for a passport in person at a Passport Office, or send your passport or other travel document application by courier.

Visit Canada Post for more information before sending any application by mail. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.

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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