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Temporary residents in Canada can now apply online for work permits
Temporary residents seeking work permits or an extension of their visit in
Canada can now apply online. Apart from applying online, applicants
can also pay their application fees, check their application status and change
their address online.
The new online applications will result in faster processing because online
applications can only be submitted if they are complete. Forms submitted by mail
often need to be returned because they are incomplete, adding additional time to
the process. The service is open to all temporary residents except for co-op
program work permit applicants.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
intends to make all types of applications available online in the future. This
release is an expansion of the e-Suite of Services currently available to
CIC first began
offering online applications in June 2008 for international students studying in
Canada to apply online for an off-campus work permit, confirm their eligibility
online and renew their study permit while in Canada. They can also use our
online services to apply for or extend the status of their dependent family
members currently living in Canada.
Applicants will benefit in a number of ways from using online application
- They can submit their application at any time and from
anywhere through the CIC
- They can use the help text that is available for every
question, which makes the e-Application easy to use;
- They can only submit a complete application. Forms submitted
by mail often need to be returned because they are incomplete;
- They can pay online; and
- TThey will enjoy faster processing times.
All online applications (including work permit applications & extensions) can
be accessed online by visiting the CIC's online services.
Furthermore, applicants who gain skilled work experience in Canada may be
eligible to apply for permanent residence under the
Canadian Experience Class.