You need a work permit Someone working for a foreign diplomatic mission, consular post or government needs a work permit
If you’re not accredited and are working for a foreign diplomatic mission, consular post or government, you need a work permit.
Examples of this category of work:
- U.S. Internal Revenue Service employees coming to Canada temporarily to perform audits and conduct criminal investigations
- Locally engaged staff for a diplomatic mission or consular post
- You must have come to Canada for another reason.
- For example, you came to Canada to study and have been asked to work at the diplomatic mission when your studies end.
- tourism liaison offices for foreign governments
- an intern working at diplomatic missions in Canada
- experts on mission at diplomatic missions in Canada
Type of work permit
You can apply for an employer-specific work permit.
Your employer doesn’t need to get a labour market impact assessment or to submit an offer of employment to hire you. You must provide a copy of your job contract or employment letter when you apply.
When you fill out your work permit application form, select “Other” as the type of work permit you’re applying for. For more details, see the instruction guides that applies to you:
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