You don’t need a work permit A foreign government officer or representative doesn’t need a work permit
You don’t need a work permit to work in Canada if you’re either
- an employee of a foreign government and you’ll work for a Canadian government department under an exchange agreement
- an accredited diplomat, consular officer, official or representative of another country
- an accredited representative or official of the United Nations or
- an accredited representative or official of an international organization of which Canada is a member
Note: Employees of other governments should have a formal letter if they’ll work here for more than 3 months.
If you’re any other kind of foreign government officer or representative, you need a work permit.
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