Work Permit

There are two types of Work Permits:

  • Open Work Permits.
  • Temporary Work Permits.


Open Work Permit

An open work permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada, except for an employer:

You can only get an open work permit in specific situationsFind out if you can apply for an open work permit.

Temporary Work Permit

An employer-specific work permit allows you to work according to the conditions on your work permit, which include:

  • the name of the employer you can work for,
  • how long you can work, and
  • the location where you can work (if applicable).