Apply for Work Permit-Visa for free

Need a work permit?

if you wish to come to Canada as a foreign worker or already living in Canada on the temporary resident status and want to legally work in Canada you must have a valid work permit

basically, there are 2 different kinds of work permits

one is an open work permit

2nd is a closed work permit

what’s the difference between these permits?

if you are an open work permit holder in Canada

you can work anywhere in Canada with any employer you wish to work with

if you are a closed work permit holder you just can work with one specific employer so you are not allowed to change your job

1. How to apply

process of applying for a work permit is the same it doesn’t matter it’s open or it’s closed

the all difference is the requirements

whar are the requirements for this?

if you have completed your study in Canada you may eligible for a post-graduate work permit which is the open work permit.

if anyone does sponsor you to come for work and gives you Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) then you can apply for a closed work permit

we will discuss all details about LMIA in upcoming posts and also that if you have a closed work permit how you can get open one

for today we are going to give you details how you can apply for a work permit by yourself

1. first you need cic GCKEY account and need to sign in here

2. after sign in you gonna click on apply to come to Canada


then choose


I do not have a Personal Reference Code
Determine your eligibility and apply online:
visitor visa, study and/or work permit
2. so you need to click visitor visa, study and/or work permit in this window

(please note next questions will be according to your answers we are giving you these photos just to give you an idea and at the end also the available options will be according to your answers

if need you also need to apply for your spouse then choose answers according to that and at the end, you can fill the application form and you can pay fees for both applications in the same account )

if you are already in Canada

then the country of residence will be Canada in the answer

press next


and next


then next


if you are currently a student and want to apply for a post-graduate work permit then choose a student

otherwise, choose whatever your current status is

then press next
Do you plan to work on campus? (required)
choose yes if you are applying for a co-op work permit
otherwise no
then press continue

again choose these options according to you
and press next


choose yes for a post-graduate work permit otherwise no

3. choose this last answer and it will show you all available options for you

then choose a post-graduate work permit if you are applying for this
please note these options will be changed according to your answer
if you are applying for a work permit after PNP approval or a closed work permit
then choose answers like that
for example, you need to answer yes where it asking do you have a written job offer
if you say yes it will ask you more related questions and then on the final screen
there will be more options available
okay let’s come back to the point
then after choosing a post-graduate work permit and pressing next
The following details will be on the screen
Create your personal checklist
Post-Graduate Work Permit – in Canada
4. press continue

and then

choose yes, for the following question

Do you have an official letter from your school that confirms you’ve completed your study program, as well as a copy of your final transcript? (required)


again choose yes or no for the next question

Have you had a medical exam performed by an IRCC authorized panel physician (doctor) within the last 12 months?


The next question will be

Do you want to submit an application for a family member? (required)

choose yes if you want to also apply for spouse or child or any other eligible family member

otherwise, choose no

press next

Are you giving someone access to your application?

if you are applying by using your cic GC key account

choose no

press next

In the past 10 years, have you given your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) for an application to come to Canada?

choose yes/no

press next

There are fees associated with this application. Will you be paying your fees or are you fee exempt?

choose yes if you are paying fees for this application by yourself

press next

Are you able to make a digital copy of your documents with a scanner or camera?

press yes

press next

Will you be paying your application fees online? To pay online, you can use a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, China Union Pay) or a debit card (Visa Debit, Debit MasterCard or Interac).

choose yes

press next

5. then you can review your answers and modify them if needed


then press continue

and you will see all 4 steps to complete your application

6. just press continue


it will show you the upload option for all required documents and applications for you need to upload

you need to scan all required documents

such as


current study permit

including co-op work permit of you have even it’s expired

completion of studies letter

recent Canadian education transcripts

proof of upfront medical

digital photo of yourself

and supporting additional documents (if applicable)

also, you need to scan that


7. an application form you need to fill and validate in adobe just simply clicking validate after filling the form

then upload all required documents

and Application form

to access the Application form click here

if you are not able to open this form and the following error message is on the screen


then you need to download adobe acrobat pro on your laptop or pc

after uploading all documents

there will be an option for payment


8. and after payment, you will be able to submit the application

please note( if you need time to upload or complete few documents please press the save/exit button

it will save your application and you can leave the screen if you want

all you need to do is

login back into GC key account

and it will show your application just press continue)


9. you will get your confirmation in your email that you have submitted an application

processing time can be up 90 days or longer due to covid-19 and high applications volume

once you have submitted you have completed your responsibility

you are all set

Canadian immigration services may contact you if they need any additional information

once it’s approved you will get an email confirmation in your cic GC key account

and a paper WORK PERMIT will be in the mailbox within 15 days

please note your SIN also expires on the same day when your study or work permit expires

so make sure to renew your SIN BY clicking here

after 2 or 3 days you will get a letter in email that will show you are eligible for work until we make any decision on your file

so you can start work immediately after receiving that letter

and wait for results

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