Extend or change the conditions on your work permit: If you can’t apply online

You need to give your biometrics

In most cases, you now need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) after you apply. Make sure you follow all the steps to give your biometrics.

Most people have to apply online to extend their stay in Canada as a worker. There are some people who may not be able to apply online.

Apply on paper to extend or change the conditions on your work permit

Follow the steps below to apply on paper to extend your stay as a worker.

Step 1: Get the application package

This package includes the application guide and all the forms you need to fill out.

Read the guide before you fill out the application form:

Tips for downloading and completing the forms

  • You can fill it out and save it using a computer.
  • You’ll need Adobe Reader 10 or higher.
  • You must also turn JavaScript on.
  • Filling out the form on a computer is easier than filling it out by hand.
  • Having trouble downloading the form? See, “How do I download and open a PDF form?


If you have questions about the forms, find answers to your questions in the Help Centre.

Step 2: Prepare your application package

Make sure you submit all the pages of the form.

  1. Click the “Validate” button at the top or bottom of the form.
    • This makes sure that you answered all the questions in the form and will help you avoid processing delays.
  2. A new page with barcodes and a signature line will automatically be added at the end of your form.
  3. Print, sign and date the form.
    • Print on white, bond-quality, non-glossy paper.
    • Use a laser printer.
  4. Place the barcode page at the top of your package. If you have more than one package, place a separate barcode page on each one.

Find out more about the barcode form.

Step 3: Pay your application fees

In most cases, your fees will include processing fees for you and anyone you include on your application

Our instruction guide can help you understand which fees apply to you and show you how to pay them.

Biometrics fee

If you have to give your biometrics (fingerprints and photo), you need to pay the biometrics fee when you submit your application. If you don’t, there may be delays.

As of December 3, 2019, you can give your biometrics at designated Service Canada locations. Make sure you follow all the steps to give your biometrics.

Step 4: Submit your application

Submit your completed application to the address given in the application package. Make sure you include the fee receipt and all the necessary documents.

Alternate formats

If you can’t apply online or use the forms above because of a disability, you can ask for other formats including large print and braille. Contact the Client Support Centre (in Canada only) or submit a Web form for other formats.

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