FAQ Visa and Immigration Program Temporary residence Work Permits How long can I work in Canada as a temporary worker?
How long can I work in Canada as a temporary worker?
There is no set maximum amount of time you can work in Canada as a temporary worker. The length of time you can work depends on:
- the job offer from your employer
- the length of time listed on your Labour Market Impact Assessment, if your employer needed to get one to hire you
- how long your passport is valid for
If you will be working in Quebec as a temporary worker, you may need to get a Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ). The CAQ will show the length of time you are allowed to work in Quebec. If you are exempt from the LMIA process, you don’t need to get a CAQ.
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Questions on this topic
I’m on implied status. Can I keep working under the same conditions of my initial work permit if my Social Insurance Number (SIN) is expired?
Under the International Mobility Program, can I reuse an offer of employment number if the matched work permit application was refused?
If my spouse applied for a study permit to come to Canada with a conditional offer to attend a language school and then a study program, can I apply for a spousal work permit?
If I am on a bridging work permit and my PR gets rejected for some reason, should I stop working as soon as I receive the decision or once the period on my work permit ends?
If the location indicated on my work permit is different from my actual work location, can I apply for a Social Insurance Number (SIN)?