4. Apply for a work permit
Question & AnswerThis is my first job in Canada. What do I need to work?
If you're eligible, you can apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for a work permit.
Draft a work permit application
Use this tool to fill out the draft forms you need to apply for an open work permit from within Canada.
The documents you need depend on your status in Canada. For example, if you're a refugee claimant on social assistance, you should include a cheque stub or letter from social services to prove that you're on assistance.