Temporary Residence

Working temporarily in Canada

Information for Haitian nationals currently in Canada temporarily who want to apply for a work permit.

Every year, over 150,000 foreign workers enter Canada to work temporarily in jobs that help Canadian employers address skill shortages, or to work as live-in caregivers.

A work permit is needed for most temporary jobs in Canada. Some jobs do not require a work permit.

If you intend to work in the province of Quebec, you must obtain a certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ)before a work permit can be issued.

Notice: Don’t be a victim of fraud — Find out more.

Information for workers :

  • Who can apply for a work permit
  • How to apply
  • After applying
  • Arriving
  • Extending your stay
  • Working in Quebec
  • Jobs that do not require a work permit
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Temporary foreign workers — Your rights and the law

Certain categories of workers have their own requirements. See:

  • Information technology workers
  • Live-in caregivers
  • Business people

Information for employers

  • Hire a foreign worker

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