Work Permit Extensions

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Work Permit Extensions

Suppose you are currently working as a foreign worker in Canada. In that case, you may be eligible for changing the conditions or apply for a work permit extension if you request it a minimum of 30 days before the permit’s expiration.

This application is only valid for already existing work permit holders. To apply for a work permit, you can read more about:

  • Spousal Open Work Permits
  • Post-Graduation Work Permits
  • Bridging Open Work Permits
  • LMIA based Work Permits
  • Agri-Pilot Program
  • Caregiver Programs

What changes in conditions can be made in the work permits?

Foreign workers in Canada may be eligible to apply for changes in:

  • The location of work
  • The employer for which you can work for
  • The type of work you are restricted to do
  • If your current job’s pay or responsibilities change

In which cases can you apply for a work permit extension?

Foreign workers in Canada may be eligible to file for a work permit extension:

  • If your job is also extended
  • You are offered a new job
  • You are offered to work for a new business/company
  • If you were on a spousal open work permit and your spouse’s status has changed or extended

Note: Post Graduate Work Permits are not extendable in nature, and the application will fail.


Steps to apply for a Canada work permit extension or change in conditions?

Step 1 Make sure you have access to a scanner or camera and a valid method of payment, and gather all required documents.
Step 2 Fill the online tool’s answers and get the document checklist to extend or change the work permit conditions.
Step 3 Create your IRCC account and sign in.
Step 4 Pay the related fees – The fee for this type of application is a minimum 155$, excluding any third-party expenses.
Step 5 Fill all the needed forms and submit all the documents.
Step 6 Wait for the approval and receive the new permit.
Step 7 Apply for a Visa to travel in and out of Canada if you need to.

Want to learn more about the work permit extension application or apply for this program? 

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