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What You Need to Know

Working in Canada

To work in Canada, you need a Social Insurance Number.

Skilled immigrants are increasingly important to ensure the growth of Canada's strong, diversified economy. Yet, finding a job takes time and hard work. Preparing for interviews, improving your English- or French-language skills, and getting in touch with a possible mentor may all help you to find a job.

Permanent residents are allowed to work in Canada and do not have to apply for a work permit. Temporary residents need a temporary work permit.

If you want to work in a specific profession or skilled trade, the Working in Canada tool connects you to the information you need and the path you must take to receive your licence, search for a job and begin working in Canada.

If you are interested in working in a specific province or territory, refer to the Going to Canada Portal where you will find a map of Canada and a link to detailed information about the province or territory.