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Work permits and applications for temporary workers, business people, students and caregivers in the Live-In Caregiver Program.
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
Work permits, Labour Market Impact Assessments and how your spouse or child can work in Canada
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
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
Who can apply, how to apply, forms, fees, and how to change employers
Questions about working in Canada?
Find quick and direct answers to your questions about working in Canada, including what you need to qualify for a permit, extending an existing permit, and how long your application might take.
Job Bank is the Government of Canada’s leading source for jobs and labour market information.
Do you want to come to Canada?
Answer a few questions to find out if you are eligible to work in Canada or extend your work permit in Canada, and how to submit an online or paper application.