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Temporary Workers

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Temporary Workers

Every year, over 180,000 foreign workers enter Canada to work temporarily in jobs that help Canadian employers address skill shortages, or as live-in caregivers.
A work permit is needed for most temporary jobs in Canada, though for some positions and business people it is not necessary. More information on work permits for temporary jobs can be found in this section of the website.
Some temporary workers require a work permit and some do not. For some categories of workers, permits are approved more quickly.
The requirements and processing times depend on the sort of work you will do when you come to Canada. Remember, even if you do not need a work permit, you may need to meet other requirements. Read the information carefully.

  • Your employer helps determine if you are eligible. Your employer may need to get a labour market opinion from Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC).
  • A work permit is not an immigration document. It does not allow you to live in Canada permanently. To live here permanently, you must qualify under an immigration category, such as skilled worker. Live-in caregivers can stay in Canada permanently if they meet certain requirements.
  • If you want your spouse or common-law partner and your dependent children to come with you to Canada, they must apply to do so.

There are many intricate points which has to be considered before you apply for a Temporary work permit. As professionals, we can handle your file in a most appropriate manner.

We can help you prepare your Temporary Work Permit application.