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Working temporarily in Canada

To apply for a work permit at this visa office, you must be legally admitted to or a citizen of a country that is served by this visa office.

Special Programs

Applicants in these programs must follow different procedures:


Canada’s Biometric Requirement:

As of September 4, 2013, you may need to give your biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) and pay a biometric fee of $85 CAD when applying for a work permit. Find out if you need to give your biometrics.

If you submit your application in person at a visa application centre (VAC) that offers biometric services before the date the requirement takes effect for your country, you will not have to pay the biometric fee and you can get VAC application services at no cost.




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