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Temporary Work Permit Exemptions

Many foreign workers seeking to work in Canada are required to obtain a temporary work permit. A work permit allows a Foreign worker to work during the period for which the work permit is valid. Work permits can be issued as either open or employer-specific. Having an open work permit allows the worker to work for any employer, and an employer-specific permit allows the worker to only work for the employer listed on their work permit. 

There are certain jobs that do not require a work permit, such as Business Visitors, persons performing a specific type of work may be permitted to enter Canada without a temporary work permit. Some of the  jobs that do not require a work permit are clergy, expert witnesses, crew members in the transportation industry, news reporters, performing artists, film crews, and athletes and their coaches. 

A list of the jobs that do not require a work permit can be found here. 

Also international student in Canada do not require a work permit in order to work in an on-campus employment at their school.

For more information or to detriment if you are eligible for an exempt work permit  or any other types of work permit please contact us at [email protected]