Temporary Foreign Worker

What you need and how to apply for Temporary Foreign Worker permit

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, business person and student.

Canada is trying to fill labour shortages in certain industries by authorizing foreign workers to work in the country on a temporary basis.

  • To obtain a work permit, applicants must have a job offer including written confirmation of employment,
  • Submit an application for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), and
  • File the relevant documents with Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Extend or change the conditions on your work permit

What to do if your work permit is about to expire or if you want to change jobs, and open work permits for permanent resident applicants.

Contact Us and we help you in this.

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.

Work as an international student

How to work while studying and how to apply for a post-graduation work permit to stay in Canada after you graduate.

International students work opportunities:

  • Working on campus
  • Working part-time off-campus
  • Post-Graduation Work Permit
  • Co-op and Internship Programs

Prepare to work

Find a job, explore other career opportunities, get your credentials assessed and learn about language training.

Get a visitor visa to return to Canada

How and when a work permit holder should apply.

Requirement for visitor visa:

  • Have a valid travel passport.
  • Satisfy an immigration officer that they have ties to their home country.
  • Satisfy an immigration officer that they will leave Canada at the end of their visit.
  • Have sufficient funds for their proposed stay (the amount of funds depends on the length of a visit).
  • Have a letter of invitation from friends or relatives in Canada, if applicable.

Read more about Visitor Visa

Find a new job if you’re already in Canada

Search jobs from employers who want to hire temporary foreign workers.


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Contact us for answers to any of your immigration questions.

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