Get a work permit

Work permits and applications for temporary workers, business people and students.

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Find out if you need a work permit

Who needs a work permit, which permit is right for you and special instructions for some workers

Temporary workers

Work permits, labour market impact assessments and how your spouse or child can work in Canada

Agricultural workers

Who can apply, how to apply, forms, fees, and how to change employers


Work options for caregivers, how to apply and how to become a permanent resident

Work and travel in Canada with International Experience Canada

How to become a candidate in the International Experience Canada pools, how to apply for a work permit online, processing times and preparing for arrival

Open work permit for vulnerable foreign workers

How to identify abuse, get help if you’re being abused and apply for an open work permit

Open work permit for Hong Kong recent graduates

Who can apply, how to apply from outside or inside Canada, and what documents you need

Business people

Eligibility for business visitors, professionals, intra-company transferees, traders and investors

H-1B visa holder work permit

How to apply for a work permit for H-1B specialty occupations visa holders living in the US

Open work permit for Ukrainian nationals

Who can apply, how to apply, removing medical restrictions and documents you need

French-speaking workers outside Quebec

Who can apply for a Francophone Mobility work permit, steps your employer needs to take, how to apply and preparing to come to Canada

Overnight camp counsellors

Who can apply, how to apply, documents, fees and fee exemptions


Explore immigration programs

Answer a few questions to see different ways you might be able to come to Canada


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