Work Permit

Services and information

Find out if you need a work permit

See if you need a permit to work temporarily in Canada and find out if you are eligible

Temporary workers

Work permits, Labour Market Impact Assessments and how your spouse or child can work in Canada

Business people

Eligibility for business visitors, professionals, intra-company transferees, traders and investors


How to work on campus and off campus, apply for co-op/internship programs and how to work after graduation

Permanent workers

How to hire foreign workers with professional work experience, experience in the skilled trades or Canadian work experience who can apply for permanent residence

International Experience Canada

How to become a candidate in the International Experience Canada pools, how to apply for a work permit online, processing times and preparing for arrival

Live-in Caregiver Program

Find out how to change employers, apply to change employers, extend or change your current work permit, and learn about becoming a permanent resident of Canada

Agricultural workers

Who can apply, how to apply, forms, fees, and how to change employers