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

Types of work permits

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

Apply for a work permit

Who can apply, how to apply, where to get application forms and guides, what to expect after you apply

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

Who can apply for the Global Skills Strategy, and what you need to do

Check processing times

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

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 come back to Canada

Get a new visitor visa from inside Canada

How to get a new visa if you have a work permit and you want to leave and come back to Canada

Temporary foreign workers who are victims of abuse

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


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