This section explains how and when to obtain a work permit. It outlines special provisions for certain fields – such as information technology, tool and die machinists, construction, and seasonal agricultural work. It also has information for international students who want to work.
If you want to work in Canada for a limited period of time, in most cases, you must have a valid work permit issued by the Canadian government.
About Work Permits
The rules for working temporarily (for a specific length of time) in Canada:
Getting a Temporary Work Permit
Temporary Worker Programs in Ontario
Workplace Health & Safety
You have the right to know about workplace hazards, participate in solving workplace health and safety issues, and refuse work you believe is unsafe.
Find out more.
Work Permits for International Students
International students who wish to study in Ontario must come with enough money to live and pay bills while studying. In some situations, students are able to work while studying and after graduating. If you plan on working temporarily in Ontario after you graduate, you will need a work permit.
Working Permanently in Ontario
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program is an avenue that may allow you to live and work in Ontario permanently. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program allows Ontario to nominate people for permanent resident status, and have their application fast-tracked by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). CIC will still perform important functions such as security and health checks on applicants. Find out more about the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.