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Temporary Work Permit Application Forms

Please read the Working Temporarily in Canada section of our website and the instruction guide provided below carefully before you complete the application forms. The fee for processing your application is not refundable, so make sure you are eligible before you apply. Please note that submitting a completed application and necessary supporting documents does not guarantee that you will receive a permit.

A NEW visa application centre (VAC) opened in London on May 2, 2013, and is located at 179 Harrow Road.  Effective immediately, all temporary resident (visitor visa, study or work permit) or permanent resident travel document applications should be submitted either online or through the VAC. More details... 

Instruction Guide (IMM 5487) | PDF * (238 KB)

You must submit the following completed forms:

  • Temporary Work Permit Checklist: Please complete and place this checklist on top of your application.
  • Application form IMM 1295 | PDF * (287 KB): Please complete the form online (using the information/spellings contained in your passport), validate the form, and print the form and the bar codes generated by the validation process. PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN THE FORM.
  • Family Information form (IMM 5645) | PDF * (59 KB) : This form must be completed by each person, 18 years of age or older, applying for a Temporary Resident Visa, a study or work permit to come to Canada.
  • Misrepresentation declaration: Please complete this declaration

If applicable, please also submit the following:

  • Live-In Caregiver Questionnaire: This form must be completed by the Principal Applicant if applying as a Live-In Caregiver.
  • Low Skill Project Questionnaire: This form must be completed by the Principal Applicant if applying under the Low Skill Program, e.g. as a truck driver, food attendant, construction labourer or healthcare aide.
  • Schedule 1 (IMM 5257)  PDF * (609 KB), you may be required to complete this form if you answered yes to background questions 3 to 7 of the IMM5257 (application for temporary visa
  • Use of a Representative (IMM 5476) | PDF * (55 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union (IMM 5409) | PDF* (97 KB)


  • Police Certificate request form
    Should local police authorities request a letter or document from the High Commission in order to issue a police certificate, this form may be used for that purpose.

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