You need a work permit A worker for an international organization needs a work permit
If you’re not accredited and are working for an international organization, you need a work permit to work in Canada.
Type of work permit
You can apply for an employer-specific work permit.
If the international organization is recognized under Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act, your employer doesn’t need to get a labour market impact assessment or to submit an offer of employment to hire you.
Examples of these organizations include:
- the International Civil Aviation Organization
- the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
- an example of this category of work would be interns working at international organizations in Canada
When you complete your application
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 guide that applies to you:
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