Employment - For Newcomers to Canada

  • Work Permits
    The Work Permits program issues work permits to eligible foreign workers who wish to work temporarily in Canada, provides information on the related application process, and issues visitor records to business visitors.

Other programs and services:

  • Employment Insurance Regular Benefits
    Employment Insurance (EI) provides Regular Benefits to individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own (for example, due to shortage of work, seasonal or mass lay-offs) and are available for and able to work, but can't find a job.
  • Job Bank
    Job Bank is an electronic listing of jobs provided by employers from everywhere across Canada.
  • Job Creation Partnerships
    The Job Creation Partnerships (JCP) employment benefit is a program designed to support projects that will provide work experience for Employment Insurance recipients.
  • Targeted Wage Subsidies
    The Targeted Wage Subsidies program assists Employment Insurance eligible individuals experiencing difficulty in finding work to benefit from on-the-job work experience.
  • Employment Insurance and Workers and/or Residents Outside Canada
    The Employment Insurance (EI) program may provide benefits to certain individuals who reside outside Canada if their job is insured under Canada's EI program.

See all Employment programs and services.