How to Work in Canada
Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations define work as “an activity for which wages are paid or commission is earned or that competes directly with activities of Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents in the Canadian Labour Market.”
If you want to work in Canada, you need to be eligible to apply for a Work Permit. In most cases, the first requirement to obtain a Work Permit is to obtain a job offer from a Canadian Employer.
For those who are single and between the ages of 18 – 35 you may be eligible to work in Canada without a job offer. Please refer to the “Working Holiday” section below for more details on those programs.