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My employer is changing the name of the company. Do I have to apply for a new work permit?

Generally, yes. If your employer has changed the name of the company, you are required to demonstrate the name change and provide proof of the links between the new company…

What happens to foreign workers when their employer merges with another company or is acquired?

Generally, a foreign worker is not required to secure a new work permit in the following circumstance: The companies (i.e., the original employer and the new employer) run the same…

Do I require an eTA or Temporary Resident Visa (visitor visa) to work in Canada?

The answer depends on the citizenship of the foreign worker. Some foreign nationals require an eTA or visitor visa to be authorized to travel to Canada. Therefore, foreign workers from…

I did not apply to extend my work permit prior to the expiry date. What are my options?

You may be eligible to restore your status as a temporary worker if you meet the following requirements: Submit an application to restore your status within 90 days of the…

Am I required to complete a medical exam to obtain a work permit in Canada?

The answer depends on the following factors: Whether you wish to work in a sector where the protection of public health is a priority, including professions in healthcare, childcare, or…

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…

What types of activities are considered “work”?

Work may be any activity that you are either: Paid to do; or You are not paid, but it is a job you would either: Normally be paid for; or…

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…

What is considered “low-skilled” work in Canada?

Low-skilled or semi-skilled work generally includes work in the trades, primary and manufacturing industries, sales and services, as well as specific clerical and assistant roles. Employment and Social Development Canada…