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Temporary Work Permit (TWP)

Non Immigration

Work in Canada Temporarily

Apply to work in Canada, extend your work or change the conditions of your work permit.


About the process


Most foreign nationals need a work permit to work in Canada.

Answer a few questions if you’re not sure if you need a work permit or which one you should get.

There are 2 types of work permits.

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 for

  • how long you can work

  • the location where you can work (if applicable)

Before you apply for an employer-specific work permit, your employer must give you

  • a copy of your employment contract

  • 1 of the following:


If your employer doesn’t need to use the Employer Portal


If your employer does not need to use the Employer Portal to submit an offer of employment, they must give you a copy of the employment contract.


Open work permit

An open work permit lets you work for any employer in Canada, except for one that


You may be eligible for an open work permit if you


If you want to bring your family with you

Your spouse or common-law partner  and dependent children may be able to work, study or live with you while you work in Canada.



Source : Goverment of Canada website



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