This is not a legal document. This guide is designed to help you determine if you are eligible to apply for an extension of your work permit or change conditions of your stay in Canada, including applying for an initial work permit see the section Who may apply for a work permit from within Canada? As of December 3, , you need to give biometrics when you apply from within Canada. You can go to a designated Service Canada location. Find out if you need to give biometrics. You only need to give your biometrics once every 10 years.
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To come to Canada as a temporary foreign worker, you must get a work permit. There are different kinds of work permits. If you are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you need a work permit to work legally in Canada. For these work permits:. There are special work permits for some kinds of workers. For example, there are special work permit programs for caregivers , business people and agricultural workers. For more information, go to Eligibility to Apply from Inside Canada.
You cannot use a work permit to immigrate to Canada. If you want to come to Canada as a permanent resident based on your work skills and experience, see if you qualify to apply as a skilled worker.
Find more information about Immigrating to Ontario. You can also apply as a skilled worker , but there is no special category within the skilled worker class for temporary foreign workers. For these work permits: You need to get a job offer from a Canadian employer before you apply. ESDC will decide whether the employer can hire a foreign worker to fill the job. If You Are in Canada If you are already in Canada, you may be eligible to apply for a special type of work permit.
Work Permits are Temporary You cannot use a work permit to immigrate to Canada. Can I become a permanent resident? We will keep this updated when information comes available. You must meet eligibility requirements to apply for these programs. From Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Applications to Work in Canada: Work Permits - Application forms and instructions about how to apply. From IRCC. It offers several ways of searching through the information available, including search by keyword.
Its website has information on immigration policy, programs and services, application kits, and more. These guides cover migrant workers' rights and the services available to them. Related Articles How can I apply to immigrate to Ontario? How can I come to Canada as a skilled worker? What is the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa?
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