Work in Canada temporarily
Apply to work in Canada, extend your work or change the conditions of your work permit.
Services and information
Who needs a work permit, which permit is right for you and special instructions for some workers
Who can apply, how to apply, where to get application forms and guides, what to expect after you apply
Eligibility, when they should apply, and what documents they need
Who can apply for the Global Skills Strategy, and what you need to do
How long it takes to process work permits, and extensions for online and paper applications
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
How to get a new visa if you have a work permit and you want to leave and come back to Canada
How to restore your status and get a new work permit if yours expired before you could apply for a new one
Learn how to avoid common errors that can cause delays in processing your application to come to Canada.
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