Work in Canada temporarily

Apply to work in Canada, extend your work or change the conditions of your work permit.

Services and information

Find out if you need a work permit

See if you need a permit to work temporarily in Canada

Find out if you’re eligible

Eligibility requirements to apply for a work permit inside, outside and as you enter Canada

Types of work permits

Open work permits, employer-specific work permits, Labour Market Impact Assessments and ineligible employers

Apply for a work permit

How to apply, where to get application forms and guides, and what documents to provide with your application

Check processing times

How long it takes to process work permits, and extensions for online and paper applications

After you apply

Medical exams, processing and what to expect if your application is approved

Extend or change your work permit

Steps to take if your job is extended or changes, if you get a different job or if you want to leave and reenter Canada

Get a visitor visa to return to Canada

How and when a work permit holder should apply

Find out if you’re eligible for two-week processing

Eligibility requirements for the Global Skills Strategy, and how to qualify


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