A work permit or authorization to work without a permit is required in order for a foreign national to be allowed to work in Canada under either of the following programs:

Find out if you need a Work permit to work in Canada

Types of work permits required to work in Canada:

OPEN WORK PERMIT

EMPLOYER SPECIFIC WORK PERMIT

Eligibility requirements for all applicants

There are specific requirements you need to meet depending on where you are when you apply for your work permit.

But regardless of where you apply or which type of work permit you apply for, you must:

Eligibility requirements if you apply from outside Canada

Anyone can apply before they enter Canada. However, there may be visa office requirements that you need to meet depending on what country or territory you’re applying from. Make sure you follow the instructions for how to apply.

Eligibility requirements if you apply from inside Canada

You can only apply for a work permit from inside Canada if:

Eligibility requirements if you apply when you enter Canada at a port of entry (POE)

We recommend that you apply for your work permit before you travel to Canada. However, you can apply for a work permit when you enter Canada if:

You may need to take a medical exam before you come to Canada. Find out if you need one.

Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program

If you’ll be working in the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program, you’re not eligible to apply for a work permit at a POE.

Please note that information contained in this article is purely extraced from Canadian Immigration web page and is for informative purposes only. For a detailed evaluation of your case , Please contact us @ youdeserveimmigration@gmail.com

Amy Dhatt

RCIC (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant)

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