Most people need a work permit to work in Canada.
Types of work permits:
There are 2 types of work permits: open work permits and employer-specific work permits.
Open work permits
An open work permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada, except for an employer:
You can only get an open work permit in specific situations.
Employer-specific work permits
An employer-specific work permit allows you to work according to the conditions on your work permit, which include:
Eligibility requirements for all applicants:
There are specific requirements you need to meet depending on where you are when you apply for your work permit.
But regardless of where you apply or which type of work permit you apply for, you must: