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Can I apply for a work permit at the port of entry?

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the travel restrictions the Government of Canada has put in place in response, including the closure of the Canadian border, most foreign nationals…

Can I work in Canada with a Visitor Visa?

Generally, no. Foreign nationals who entered Canada with a visitor visa are generally not permitted to work in Canada. To work in Canada, foreign nationals are generally required to obtain…

Can the spouse/common-law partner and/or children of a temporary foreign worker accompany the worker to Canada?

Yes. Spouses/common-law partners and/or dependent children of a temporary foreign worker may accompany the foreign worker to Canada. In most instances, the family of a foreign worker in Canada will…

I have a job offer from a Canadian employer. Am I automatically eligible for a work permit?

No. In general, for most temporary work permits, in order to be eligible, the job offer must be considered valid, meaning either be: Supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment…

Are all temporary foreign workers eligible for an open work permit?

No. Open work permits are generally only issued to the following categories of foreign workers: Spouses of foreign individuals with Canadian study or work permits; Foreign individuals who are in…