Work in Canada temporarily
Apply to work in Canada, extend your work or change the conditions of your work permit.
Services and information
See if you need a permit to work temporarily in Canada
Eligibility requirements to apply for a work permit inside, outside and as you enter Canada
Open work permits, employer-specific work permits, Labour Market Impact Assessments and ineligible employers
How to apply, where to get application forms and guides, and what documents to provide with your application
How long it takes to process work permits, and extensions for online and paper applications
Medical exams, processing and what to expect if your application is approved
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
Eligibility requirements for the Global Skills Strategy, and how to qualify
Do you want to come to Canada?
Answer a few questions to find out what immigration programs you can apply for, and how to submit an online or paper application.
Questions about working in Canada?
Find quick and direct answers to your questions about working in Canada, including what you need to qualify for a permit, extending an existing permit, and how long your application might take.
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.
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