Work permit Extension

To extend your work permit, you need to apply at least 30 days before the expiry date. An applicant can live under implied status in Canada while waiting for the decision on his/her extension application.

You can apply for work permit extension if you:

  • Want to extend your work permit
  • Need to make changes to the conditions of working in the work permit like the type of work, the employer you can work for and the place of work.

Applicants are eligible for work permit extension if their:

  • Employer gets a New Labor Market opinion
  • Employer signs a new contract with them
  • Application for new work permit is submitted before the expiry of the current one

You cannot start working at a different job or for a new employer until you get your work permit with the new conditions.

You need to apply online and the processing time for online application is 181 days.

If your application is approved, you’ll get:

  • An extension on your current work permit or
  • A work permit with new conditions.

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