Canada Temporary Work Permit
Canada temporary work permit is the legal document that allows you to legally work in Canada. There are two main types of work permits, the employer specific work permit and the open work permit.
Employer-Specific Work Permit
- An employer-specific work permit lets you work in Canada according to the conditions on your work permit, such as: the name of the specific employer you can work or; how long you can work and the location where you can work. Before you submit your application for an employer -specific work permit, the employer who wants to hire you must complete certain steps and give you either a copy of a labour market impact assessment or an offer of employment number to include in your application.
- In some cases, you can work without a permit. For example, if you are a clergy, business visitor or a foreign government officer or representative.
Open work permit: no restrictions on employer or the work position.
Open work permit included but not limited to:
- Co-op work permit: if your study program includes internship, you will need a co-op work permit before you start the internship.
- Post-graduation Work Permit: students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution will be eligible to get a 1 to 3 years work permit. Students have 180 day after school issues the final marks to apply for a post-graduation work permit.
- Spouse Open Work Permit: your spouse or common-law partner may be eligible for an open work permit if you have a valid study permit and you are a full-time student.
- Bridging Open Work Permit: this type of work permit lets you keep working while you wait for the results of your permanent residence application.