Apply to work in Canada, extend a work permit or hire a foreign worker.

Find out if you need a work permit

You may need a permit depending on the type of work you will do in Canada

Get a work permit

Find out if you can apply and how to apply to work in Canada as a temporary worker, live-in caregiver, business person, and student

Extend your work permit

Work permit extensions for temporary workers or live-in caregivers, open work permits for those waiting on a permanent resident application

Authorization to work without a work permit

International Mobility Program: Authorization to work without a work permit – Performing artists

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Travel and work in Canada as a youth

Find out if you can apply for the International Experience Canada program, how to become a candidate and what to do after you’re in the pool

Hire a foreign worker

Find out how to hire temporary workers, live-in caregivers, international students, permanent workers and interns

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Intra-company transferees

The intra-company category permits international companies to temporarily transfer qualified employees to Canada for the purpose of improving management effectiveness, expanding Canadian exports, and enhancing competitiveness in overseas markets.

NAFTA Work Permits

NAFTA facilitates temporary entry for business persons who are citizens of the U.S., Mexico and Canada and who are involved in the trade of goods or services, or in investment activities.

Prepare to work

Find a job, explore other career opportunities and learn about language training for the workplace

Get your credentials assessed

When and how to get your credentials assessed, upgrade your skills and education, and get occupation facts