Work Permit

  • Are there any conditions on my work permit?
    • These may include: the type of work you can do, the employer you can work for, where you can work, how long you can work.
      • Regulation 185 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations lists all the conditions that may be put on your work permit.
      • There are also standard conditions that apply to all work permit holders. Even if you have no specific conditions on your work permit, you still must: not work for an employer in a business where there are reasonable grounds to suspect a risk of sexual exploitation of some workers, specifically strip clubs, massage parlours, escort agencies, leave Canada at the end of your authorized stay.
  • How long will it take to process my work permit application? Processing times vary, depending on the type of application you submit. Information on processing times is available online for applications submitted inside and outside of Canada. This information is updated frequently, so check often.
  • How do I get a copy of a lost, stolen or destroyed work permit? You must fill out an application and pay a fee to replace the permit.
  • What is an open work permit? An open work permit is a work permit that is not job-specific. Because it is not job-specific, you will not need the following when you apply for your work permit: a labour market impact assessment from Employment and Social Development Canada, proof that an employer has submitted an offer of employment through the Employer Portal and paid the employer compliance fee.
    • In most cases, you will have to pay the open work permit holder fee at the same time that you pay the work permit fee. Check the fee list for the most up-to-date application fees.

In each of these situations, you must meet additional criteria to be eligible. Answer a few questions to find out if you’re eligible for an open work permit.

This information is obtained from IRCC website today May 9, 2023, for more updated and detailed explanation, please refer to IRCC website.

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