Whether you are coming to Canada to work temporarily or are planning to immigrate and work here permanently, you should learn about the Canadian labour market and the steps you must take to be eligible to work in Canada.

Working Temporarily in Canada

Temporary workers are an important part of supporting economic growth in Canada. In order to work temporarily in Canada, you will need a valid work permit; although there are some exceptions to this rule. There are a number of things that you as well as your potential employer will have to do before you are permitted to work in Canada temporarily.

Before you apply for a temporary work permit, you must have a job offer from a Canadian employer. Once you have received an offer, you can apply for your permit at any Canadian embassy, high commission or consulate.

You can only apply for a temporary work permit at the Canadian border or inside of Canada in some situations.

Visit the Going to Canada website for a guide to working temporarily in Canada.

Working in Canada Permanently

There are a number of options for you to choose from if you are planning to migrate to Canada. If you have education, work experience, knowledge of English or French and other abilities that will help you to establish yourself in Canada, you can apply as a Skilled Worker Class Immigrant.

Visit the Going to Canada website for a guide to immigrating and working in Canada.