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Work permit: How to apply

From Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

  • 1. About the process
  • 2. Who can apply
  • 3. How to apply
  • 4. After you apply
  • 5. Prepare for arrival
  • 6. When you start working

How to apply

You need to apply online for a work permit. Answer a few questions to find out how to apply.

Where are you applying from?

  • outside Canada

Do any of these situations describe you?

You can apply from inside Canada if one of these applies:

  • You’re a Ukrainian national or an accompanying family member of a Ukrainian national.
  • You have a valid study or work permit.
  • Your spouse, common-law partner or parent has a valid study or work permit.
  • You’re eligible for a post-graduation work permit and your study permit is still valid.
  • You or your spouse, common-law partner or parent has a temporary resident permit that is valid for 6 months or more.
  • spouse and common-law partner in Canada class or overseas family class
  • temporary resident permit holder class
  • You made or will make a claim for refugee protection.
  • You’ve been recognized as a Convention refugee or protected person by the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.
  • You’re allowed to work in Canada without a work permit , but you need a work permit to work in a different job (this does not apply to business visitors ).
  • You’re a trader, investor, intra-company transferee or professional under the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) .

Are you a Ukrainian national or an accompanying family member of a Ukrainian national?

Select the option that best describes you:

  • My work permit has expired, and I have no status in Canada.
  • I’m a visitor in Canada.

Do you need a visitor visa to come to Canada?

  • I don’t know

Ukraine – Apply for an open work permit

As a Ukrainian national, you can apply for an open work permit.

How to apply for an open work permit

Outside Canada: Apply from outside Canada

To get the forms you need, tell us how you’re applying and where you’re applying from.

Priority processing for work permit applicants

We’re prioritizing certain work permit applications.

If your occupation is not on the lists below, we’ll still process your application. However, it may take longer than it normally would.

People who perform or support essential services

We’re prioritizing the applications of people who  perform or support essential services .

When you fill out the work permit application form

To get priority processing, follow these steps:

  • offer of employment  or
  • labour market impact assessment (LMIA)
  • This is box 4 in the  Details of intended work in Canada  section.
  • You must enter only the number .

On November 16, 2022, we switched to the 2021 version of the NOC system.

If you apply for a work permit on or after November 16, 2022, make sure you use the NOC 2021 codes .

Eligible occupations that perform or support essential services

Agriculture and agri-food occupations

NOC 2021 codes

  • Butchers – retail and wholesale (NOC 63201)
  • Meat cutters and fishmongers – retail and wholesale (NOC 65202)
  • Agricultural service contractors and farm supervisors (NOC 82030)
  • Livestock labourers (NOC 85100)
  • Specialized livestock workers and farm machinery operators (NOC 84120)
  • Harvesting labourers (NOC 85101)
  • Nursery and greenhouse labourers (NOC 85103)
  • Fish and seafood plant workers (NOC 94142)
  • Labourers in food and beverage processing (NOC 95106)
  • Labourers in fish and seafood processing (NOC 95107)
  • Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers (NOC 94141)

Health-care occupations

  • Nursing coordinators and supervisors (NOC 31300)
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (NOC 31301)
  • Specialists in clinical and laboratory medicine (NOC 31100)
  • Specialists in surgery (NOC 31101)
  • Police investigators and other investigative occupations (NOC 41310)
  • General practitioners and family physicians (NOC 31102)
  • Nurse practitioners (NOC 31302)
  • Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals (NOC 31303)
  • Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists (NOC 32103)
  • Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating (NOC 31209)
  • Pharmacists (NOC 31120)
  • Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 32120)
  • Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations (NOC 33101)
  • Medical radiation technologists (NOC 32121)
  • Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists (NOC 32123)
  • Licensed practical nurses (NOC 32101)
  • Paramedical occupations (NOC 32102)
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 33102)

Get the application to work in Canada

Apply online from inside Canada

Step 1: make sure you have what you need.

To apply online, you’ll need:

  • a scanner or camera to create electronic copies of your documents, and
  • a valid credit or debit card

You can submit a paper application if either

  • you can’t apply online because of a disability
  • In some cases, you may be able to apply online if you follow special instructions.

What to do if you have problems applying online

Step 2: Read the instruction guide

Even if you apply online, you should read the instruction guide before you complete your application. The guide will explain how to complete each field on the form.

Venezuelan passport holders

You may need to complete extra steps when you fill out your application .

We’re prioritizing the applications of people who perform or support essential services .

  • offer of employment or
  • This is box 4 in the Details of intended work in Canada section.
  • Home child care providers (LMIA-required in-Canada applicants) (NOC 44100)
  • Home support workers, caregivers and related occupations (LMIA-required in-Canada applicants) (NOC 44101)

Step 3: Prepare your answers for the online tool

Before you can upload your forms, you must answer some questions. We use your answers to create a personalized document checklist for you.

Step 4: Know the fees you have to pay

In most cases, your fees will include processing fees for you and anyone you include on your application

We’ll ask you to pay your fees at the end of your application.

Fees for open work permits

If you’re applying for an open work permit, make sure you pay all applicable fees:

  • work permit fee ($155)
  • open work permit holder fee ($100)

Step 5: Create your online account or sign in

You need an account to apply online. You can use your account to:

  • pay your fees
  • submit your application
  • check your status

Inside Canada – Not eligible: Apply online under a public policy

Normally, visitors can’t apply for work permits from inside Canada. Due to a temporary policy change, visitors can apply online for an  employer-specific work permit  by following the steps below.

Who’s eligible

  • You must stay in Canada while we process your application. If you leave while your application is being processed, you won’t be eligible under this public policy.
  • Applications submitted before or after these dates are not eligible.
  • If your visitor status has expired, you’ll need to restore your visitor status before you apply for a work permit.

Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) holders are also eligible for this public policy.

If you held a work permit in the last 12 months

You may be able to work while we process your application. Find out how .

If you’re a visitor in Canada, you’re not eligible to apply for work permit with a labour market impact assessment (LMIA) to work as a caregiver in either of the following National Occupational Classifications (NOC):

  • NOC 44100 (Home child care providers)
  • NOC 44101 (Home support workers, caregivers and related occupations)

You can find your NOC on your LMIA.

To apply online, you’ll need

  • a scanner or camera to create electronic copies of your documents

You should read the instruction guide before you complete your application. The guide will explain how to complete each field on the form.

Step 3: Know the fees you have to pay

In most cases, your fees will include processing fees for you and anyone you include on your application.

Step 4: Create your online account or sign in

You need an account to apply online. You can use your account to

  • submit your application forms

How to start your application

Once you sign in to your account, you’ll need to

  • go to the “Start your application” section on the account welcome page
  • click “Apply to come to Canada”
  • on the next page, scroll down to the “I do not have a personal reference code” section
  • click on the “Visitor visa, study and/or work permit” button

Get your document checklist

You must answer some questions. Make sure you answer these questions correctly:

  • Either less than or more than 6 months
  • Your current immigration status is as a visitor
  • When asked “Are you applying under the Canada–USA–Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) or under a Public Policy related to work permits as announced by IRCC for an employer specific work permit?”, answer “yes”

We use your answers to create a personalized document checklist for you.

If you can’t apply online

  • there’s a problem with the online application

What to do if you can’t apply online

My work permit has expired, and I have no status in Canada : Apply to restore your status as a worker

If your work permit has expired, you need to apply to restore your status as a worker.

How to restore your status as a worker

Port of entry – Visa required

You can’t apply for a work permit at a port of entry. You need to follow the instructions for applying for a work permit from outside Canada.

Apply for a work permit from outside Canada

Port of entry – Visa not required

How to apply at a port of entry

Port of entry – I don’t know if I need a visa

If you’re not sure, you can answer a few questions to find out if you need a visitor visa or an eTA to travel to Canada.

Find out if you need a visa

If the printed expiry date on your Venezuelan passport has passed

If the printed expiry date has passed and you’re applying for a visitor visa, study permit, work permit or to extend your stay as a temporary resident in Canada, follow these steps:

  • Add 5 years to the printed expiry date shown on your passport and enter it in the expiry date field of the application form.
  • Include a letter of explanation with your application stating: “I am a Venezuelan national with a Venezuelan passport, which has been extended for 5 years”.

Warning: If your passport is still expired after adding 5 years to the printed expiry date, your passport is considered expired. You’re not eligible to submit an application with that passport.

Credit cards and prepaid cards

We accept credit cards and prepaid cards from:

  • MasterCard ®
  • American Express ®
  • UnionPay ®  (for online applications only; debit cards not accepted)

If you use a prepaid credit card, keep it for  at least  18 months after you pay to make refunds easier.  Find more on prepaid cards .

We also accept all Visa Debit cards.The card you use doesn't have to be in your name. The cardholder’s name will appear on the receipt but it does not need to match your application.

Debit cards

  • be from a Canadian bank using  INTERAC ®  Online , and
  • be registered for online banking through your bank’s website.

We also accept all Debit MasterCard ®  and Visa ®  Debit cards. If your card has the Visa Debit logo on it, alone or with the INTERAC ®  Online logo, select Visa Debit as your payment method.

The card you use does not have to be in your name. The cardholder’s name will appear on the receipt but it does not need to match your application.

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If I am a business visitor, do I need a work permit to work in Canada?

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You do not need a work permit to carry out business activities related to your job back home, such as meeting clients of your company or visiting job sites. However, if you plan to carry out secretarial, managerial, technical or production activities or stay longer than six months in Canada, you have to apply for a work permit . In both cases, if you are from a country that requires a visa to visit Canada, you must apply for a temporary resident visa .

New entry requirement now in effect

Visa-exempt foreign nationals need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada by air. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens , and Canadian permanent residents cannot apply for an eTA.

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Spend up to 12 months living, working and traveling in Canada. Gain the international experience of working abroad without actually having to go overseas!

Americans who want to work or undertake an internship in Canada must apply for a work permit through a Recognized Organization in Canada. This is because there is no formal agreement between the USA and Canada. Our partner, SWAP Working Holidays, is the Canadian government Recognized Organization. The program is administered in America by IENA.

There are two work permit options, the Working Holiday Permit and the Young Professionals Permit. The Working Holiday permit is an Open Work permit allowing you to take any job in any Province. The Young Professionals permit is a suitable option for applicants with pre-arranged jobs or internships related to their professional development and is an employer-specific work permit (you can only work for one employer).

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Work in Canada Eligibility

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  • Be aged 18 – 35 (inclusive).
  • Be a US citizen (with a valid US passport).
  • Have a clear criminal record.
  • Have proof of support funds equal to at least CA$2,500 on entry to Canada.
  • Have proof of adequate medical insurance (including personal accident and repatriation of remains) on entry to Canada in excess of CA$25,000 as you will not be covered by the Canadian socialized medical system while working in Canada. You can provide your own coverage or you can purchase insurance through IENA (View policy details )
  • Have proof of Covid 19 Vaccination
  • Not bring dependents with you to Canada on this program.

Young Professionals

  • Have a pre-arranged job or internship related to your studies or professional development.
  • Have a job/internship that meets National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code Skill Type Level 0, A or B
  • Be paid (you cannot be self-employed).
  • Work full-time (at least 35 hours per week).

You can participate in the program twice if you meet eligibility requirements (limited number of work permits available for second-time applicants)

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The Open Work Permit allows you to be legally employed in Canada for up to 12 months, anywhere, for any employer. However, to work in agriculture, childcare, health services or teaching, you are required to undergo medical clearance BEFORE entering Canada (this can be an expensive and lengthy process).

The type of job you can secure will depend on your qualifications and previous work experience. Most participants find casual employment in shops, bars, restaurants, ski resorts and hotels, but it is possible to find career related or professional work. The majority of participants seek employment once they have arrived in Canada and it takes on average 7 days to secure a job. If you intend to find a career-type position, you should start your job hunt before you go and be prepared to spend more time researching possible vacancies.

Traditionally there are 3 main areas which provide work opportunities: Ontario (Toronto), Alberta (Canadian Rockies for resort work) and British Columbia (Vancouver). If you are unsure about which area will suit you best, you should do as much research as you can. Have a look at a map and get an idea of distances and check out guide books such as Lonely Planet.

Your job or internship must meet National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code Skill Type Level 0, A or B. You should discuss your job title and NOC job code with your employer.   Search for your job title and appropriate job code .

Accommodations

Hostels, dorms, and homes.

Some jobs provide accommodation, but if yours doesn’t you’ll need somewhere temporary to stay until you sort out something more permanent. Youth Hostels, student dorms or tourist homes are your best bet when you first arrive in a town to start your job or look for work. During the summer vacation, halls of residence are often available to rent on an individual basis and normally provide a good standard of budget accommodation. Many Canadian students also go away for the summer months and are looking to sublet their apartments. Alternatively, look in the classified section of the local newspaper for apartments to rent or share. Accommodation agencies can be useful, but some charge a fee for their services.

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Travel Information

What to see in canada.

Whether you work as you travel or work and then travel, you will probably want to see as much of Canada as possible. The wide-ranging diversity in culture and geography makes it a great destination for doing just about anything.

Why not explore one of Canada’s nine mountain ranges? The Canadian Rockies in Banff or Pigeon Spire located in Bugaboo Provincial Park in the Columbia Mountains or check out the Appalachian Mountains which were formed roughly 480 million years ago.

Lakes & Parks

Canada has over two million lakes – more than a thousand miles of white-sand beaches beckon visitors to Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, the 10th largest lake in the world. For boating and fishing visit the Lake Champlain region of the Adirondack Coast.

For an outdoor adventure, check out one of Canada’s many national parks.

Cosmopolitan cities like Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Montreal boast excellent galleries, museums, theaters, and vibrant nightlife!

Interesting Facts

Interesting facts about canada.

  • Canada has 6 time zones.
  • Canada is home to the longest street in the world. Yonge Street in Ontario starts at Lake Ontario and runs north through Ontario to the Minnesota border, almost 2,000 km.
  • Canada has the world’s longest coastline at 202,080 km.
  • A bear cub named Winnipeg was exported from Canada to the London Zoo in 1915. A little boy named Christopher Robin Milne loved to visit Winnipeg (Winnie for short). His love for the bear cub inspired the stories written by his father, A.A. Milne, about Winnie-the-Pooh.
  • Canada has twice been invaded by the USA, first in 1775 and again in 1812.
  • Canada holds the record for the most gold medals ever won at the Winter Olympics, taking 14 Golds at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
  • Sandy Gardiner, a journalist with the Ottawa Journal in the 60s, coined the term ‘Beatlemania’ while he was writing a story about the Beatles.
  • Canada was named through a misunderstanding. When Jacques Cartier, a French explorer came to the new world he met with local natives who invited him to their ‘Kanata’ (the word for ‘village’). The party mistakenly thought the name of the country was “Kanata” or Canada.
  • Canada is home to approximately 55,000 different species of insects.
  • Montreal is home to many beautiful churches and is often called The City of Saints or City of a Hundred Bell Towers.
  • Ontario is believed to be home to the world’s smallest jail, which measures only 24.3 sq. meters.
  • Canada’s only desert in British Columbia is only 15 miles long and is the only desert in the world with a long boardwalk for visitors to walk on.
  • Canada is the second largest country in the world right after Russia.
  • Canada’s lowest recorded temperature was -81.4 degrees Fahrenheit (-63C) in 1947.
  • Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world’s lakes combined.

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Application and Fees

Stage 1 of the application.

Please set up an IENA account and complete the online IENA Outbound Program application being sure to also upload supporting documents to your IENA account.

Supporting Documents Checklist

  • Program reference or job offer (download reference form via your IENA account)
  • Copy of passport bio page (the page with your photo and passport number)
  • Insurance Declaration (download the declaration form via your IENA account)
  • Young Professionals applicants – SWAP Young Professionals application (download via your IENA account)

When all documents have been uploaded to your account and your application is complete we will assess your application and then invoice you for payment of our program fee. After payment is processed you will be instructed to move to stage two of the application process.

Stage 2 of the Application

Apply for a Canadian Work permit via Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC).

IENA will provide complete step-by-step instructions and guidance for all stages of the application process.

Please apply at least 8-10 weeks prior to your intended date of travel to Canada. You are strongly advised not to book flights or make any travel plans before your work permit application is approved by the Canadian government.

Places on the 2023 program will be allocated on a first come first served basis to applicants with completed IENA applications.

Program Fees

The Working Holiday program fee is $975 and covers administration in America and Canada, use of hosting centers in Toronto and Vancouver for job and accommodation listings and program support.

The Young Professionals program fee is $975 and covers administration in America and Canada, use of hosting centers in Toronto and Vancouver and program support.

Other Costs to Consider

  • Travel Insurance – You must show proof of adequate medical and accident insurance on entry to Canada. IENA can provide a policy with $500,000 in medical coverage and $50 deductible. Premiums start at $225.
  • Support Funds in the amount of CA$2,500.
  • Canadian Government fees Working Holiday permit CA$253/Young Professionals permit CA$153 (Both are subject to change by the Canadian government).
  • Young Professionals Employer Compliance fee CA$230 (paid by employer)

Application Deadline: Please apply at least 8-10 weeks prior to your planned date of travel to Canada. It is strongly advised not to purchase flights or make travel arrangements before receiving your entry document to Canada.

Cancellation Conditions

The IENA Work in Canada program fee are non-refundable.

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Can I work in Canada as a visitor?

In this blog, we’ll explore everything you need to know about traveling to Canada, including the activities you can engage in and the restrictions you might encounter, especially if you’re considering an extended stay for work purposes.

There are some considerations you have to keep in mind before deciding to move to Canada, so we will discuss all the things you need to know before moving, and also what you can do and what you can’t.

Can I work in Canada as a visitor?

As a visitor, you are allowed to do the following:

1. you can enter and stay in canada as a visitor:.

The visitor visa is a legal status to lets you stay in Canada for up to 6 months at a maximum, so if you are planning to immigrate to Canada soon, you can visit Canada to know how it goes with life in Canada and also compare provinces work-wise, cultural experience and best places to live.

Whenever your visitor visa expires you have to get back to your home country so you can enter Canada in the future again.

2. Start your process of searching for a job :

Although you aren’t allowed to apply for a work permit as a visitor, you can start searching for job opportunities as employers prefer to meet the employee in person before hiring him/her.

But to apply for a job opportunity, you have to:

  • Prove that you will return to your country.
  • Prove that you won’t work in Canada without a valid work permit.
  • Don’t lie to the immigration officer in any way.

3. You can join a short-term course:

To be eligible to study in Canada, a study permit is generally required. Nonetheless, under certain uncommon circumstances, you may study in Canada using a visitor visa, provided these criteria are met:

  • The educational institution conducting the course is not a Designated Learning Institute (DLI) .
  • The course or program’s length is under six months.
  • The course is not part of a longer academic program.
  • You will finish the course within the validity period of your visitor visa.

4. Apply for extending your stay in Canada:

Visitor visas are initially valid for up to six months. If you wish to extend your stay past this period, an application for an extension can be made. The decision to grant the extension, as well as the duration of the extended period, depends on the judgment of the immigration officer evaluating your request.

5. You can start performing business activities while being in Canada:

Typically, a work permit is required to work in Canada, but certain business-related activities can be conducted with a visitor visa, provided they don’t involve entering the Canadian job market directly. Activities you can engage in include:

  • Buying goods or services from Canadian companies for a foreign business.
  • Conducting site visits to businesses.
  • Attending training sessions for product use, sales, or other business-related activities at the invitation of a Canadian company.
  • Engaging in meetings and interactions to start and finalize business deals.

6. Apply for a work permit:

Ordinarily, visitors in Canada cannot apply for a work permit during their stay. However, under a temporary rule effective until the end of February 2025, visitors who receive a valid job offer while in Canada can now apply for a work permit without leaving the country, even if they are there on a visitor visa.

Before this temporary adjustment, applicants for work in Canada were generally required to apply for their initial work permit before entering Canada. If they obtained a work permit while holding visitor status in Canada, they had to exit Canada to have their work permit issued. This current policy eliminates the need to leave Canada for work permit issuance.

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As a visitor, you aren’t allowed to do the following:, 1. you can’t stay in canada permanently as a visitor:.

You can stay in Canada with a legal status as a visitor, but once your visitor visa expires you have to leave Canada because the visitor visa is a temporary visa to stay in Canada.

2. The visitor visa isn’t an authorization for you to work in Canada:

To work in Canada, it’s essential to have an appropriate work permit. Holding only a visitor visa is not sufficient for employment purposes in Canada. Therefore, while visiting, ensure that you refrain from participating in any form of employment or commercial activity that involves entering the Canadian labour market.

3. You can’t study in Canada while having a visitor status:

If you hold a visitor visa, studying in Canada is generally not permitted, except in the specific scenarios previously mentioned. For all other instances, obtaining a study permit is necessary to legally pursue education in Canada.

4. You can’t apply for a study permit while visiting Canada:

If you are in Canada on a visitor status, you are not eligible to apply for a study permit from within the country. Generally, you must start the process for a study visa once you return to your home country. However, there is an exception: if you have a family member in Canada with a valid study or work permit, then as a visitor, you can apply for a study permit from within Canada.

In conclusion, working in Canada as a visitor is not permissible under the standard visitor visa guidelines. This blog has outlined the essential requirements and restrictions for those wishing to work in Canada, emphasizing the need for a valid work permit. While visitor visas allow for travel and short stays, they do not grant the holder the legal right to engage in employment. Understanding and respecting these regulations is crucial for anyone considering working in Canada. For those who do wish to work, it’s advisable to explore the proper channels for obtaining the appropriate work permits, ensuring a legal and hassle-free experience in Canada.

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Can a Visitor Work in Canada?

While work and study permits are issued for performing or undertaking specific activities in Canada, a visitor visa has a broader scope. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any restrictions on what you can and cannot do as a visitor in Canada.

Canadian work regulations apply to all individuals who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents. If you are visiting Canada with a Visitor Visa, there are crucial considerations to keep in mind before seeking employment in the Canadian labor market. That’s why, in this blog, we will provide a clear breakdown of what is permissible and what is not while under a Visitor Visa.

Under a Visitor Visa You Cannot…

1. stay permanently.

A visitor visa allows you to enter Canada and gives you temporary  legal status in the country. However, you only maintain that status for as long as your visa is valid. You cannot legally stay in Canada on a visitor visa that is no longer valid.

2. Work in Canada

You need a valid work permit to work in Canada. A visitor visa does not allow you to work in the country. So, you need to make sure you don’t engage in any commercial activity where you directly enter the labour market of Canada during your stay as a visitor.

3. Study in Canada

As a visitor visa holder, you cannot study in Canada except under the specific conditions listed above. In all other cases, you need a study permit to legally study in Canada.

4. Apply for a study permit

You cannot apply for a study permit from within Canada on the basis of your status as a visitor. You will have to initiate the study visa process after returning to your country. One exception to this rule that allows a visitor to apply for a study permit from within Canada is if he or she has a family member holding a valid Canada study or work permit.

But Under a Visitor Visa You Can…

1. enter and stay in canada.

Firstly, and most importantly, a visitor visa allows you to enter Canada. Once inside Canada, your visitor visa gives you temporary legal status to live or travel anywhere you want in Canada. When visiting Canada and considering it as a potential destination for work or immigration, you have the unique opportunity to compare cities, labor markets, job prospects, cultural experiences, and the best places to live. This firsthand experience allows you to envision what life in Canada could be like if you plan to immigrate in the coming years. Keep in mind, though, that this is a temporary status. Visitor visas can be issued for periods up to six months. The exact validity period of your visa will be determined by the officer who issues the visa. Once the validity period is over, your visa will expire and you will lose your legal status as a visitor in Canada.

2. Search for Work in Canada

While visitor visas are not meant to be used as a vehicle to find work in Canada, visitor visa holders are  not  expressly prohibited from searching for work while they’re in Canada. In fact, Canadian employers often prefer to meet candidates in person before they hire them, so searching for work from inside Canada may be more effective than trying to find a job from overseas. However, if you do choose to search for work while you’re on a visitor visa, you should keep the following in mind:

  • Never conceal or falsify your reason for visiting Canada from an immigration officer.
  • You will be expected to prove your intention to return to your country when your visitor visa expires irrespective of the outcome of your search for work.
  • You will be expected to prove that you won’t work in Canada without a valid work permit.

3. Join a short-term course in Canada

Normally, you must obtain a study permit to be eligible to study in Canada. However, there are some rare exceptions that allow you to study in Canada on a visitor visa if you meet the following conditions:

  • The school offering the course is  not  a Designated Learning Institute (DLI).
  • The duration of the course or program is less than six months.
  • The course is not a part of a longer program.
  • You will complete the course before the expiry of your visitor visa.

4. Apply to extend your stay in Canada

Visitor visas can be issued for a period of up to six months. However, if you would like to extend your stay beyond the initial validity period of your visa, you can apply for an extension. Whether or not the extension is issued, and the validity period of the extension, are at the discretion of the immigration officer reviewing your application.

5. Perform business activities

While you generally need a work permit to work in Canada, you can carry out some business activities while on a visitor visa, as long as you do not directly enter the Canadian labor market. For example, you can:

  • Purchase goods or services for a foreign business from Canadian businesses.
  • Visit a business site.
  • Receive training for product use, sales or other business functions under invitation from a Canadian business.
  • Meet and interact with people for initiating and concluding a business transaction.

6. Apply for a work permit

Usually, visitors do not have the right to apply for a work permit while in Canada. However a temporary measure valid until the end of February 2025, makes it possible for visitors who receive a valid job offer while in Canada to apply to get a work permit while in Canada on a visitor visa.

Prior to this temporary policy change, those applying to work in Canada would typically need to apply for their initial work permit before they came to Canada. If they were already in Canada with visitor status when they were approved for a work permit, they would need to leave Canada to be issued their work permit. With this policy in place, leaving Canada isn’t necessary.

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Our robust trip planning process, perfected after serving tens of thousands of Global Travellers since 2008, includes visa guidance and a virtual interview you can do from the comfort of home.

Our team will be in your corner to answer any questions you or your family may have too, so you can exchange most of those nerves with pure excitement about the adventure of a lifetime ahead.

Accommodation? We can help with that as well. Your first 4 nights are covered at a top-rated hostel in the heart of downtown Vancouver. After that, most jobs provide staff housing at a really low rate (but these ones can go quick).

If your job doesn’t, our team will provide you all the guidance and tips you need to find something suitable - yet another reason why going with Global means you get the best of the best with access to a local team and office in Vancouver (unlike our competitors).

And when it’s time for a change of scenery during or after your initial job, book a short and cheap flight to a place with sun-filled beaches, cheap tacos and cold beer. Or better yet - hop on an exclusive Global Getaway alongside other Global Travellers to a bucket-list location!

And lucky you – you’re earning more than enough in full-time positions where you get 100% of your earnings (unlike some recruitment agencies), with Canada paying around C$15 - $25/hr or more, to thrive and still have some left over for spontaneous trips or general shenanigans. 

While you top up on your Vitamin D down south, you’re not worried about finding a new job or running out of money. Why?

Because you told your dedicated Trip Coordinator about your plans and that you’d like to secure your next job opportunity, in a completely new and interesting part of Canada before you left. 

Our team gets to work and the whole of Canada stretches out in front of you. Will your next job be at a lakeside lodge in Lake Louise? A surf tour company in Tofino? Or a summer gig in Whistler? 

We’ll leave it up to you. And with the largest network of partner companies – you could land a job almost anywhere in Canada, from the best ski resorts to the most authentic towns, usually loaded with staff perks.

Just a heads up though - usually the bigger resorts & hotels are hiring months in advance, and tend to only hire travellers equipped with a visa (which can also take a few months to get sorted). So the earlier you get started with us, usually the better off you’ll be. 

You’ll have an instant friend group wherever you end up, too – even if you land a job in a tiny town with a funny name like Calabogie or Moose Jaw. How? 

Because our social network app – gWorld – connects you with other Global Travellers in your area. So you can go on a hike, meet at the pub, talk to someone with the same accent as you.

We take care of pretty much everything so you don’t have to. 

BUT! There’s a catch….

Most travellers book their trip 6-12 months in advance, or more! Dates are flexible, but spaces are limited, and intakes are closing off regularly without much notice. So if you’re serious about living in Canada, check dates & prices now to get things started before you’re too late, or too old.

With our Book Now, Decide Later option, you can get started with a small deposit today, and take up to a full year to choose your dates. 

We’ll take over from there, helping you with visas, flights, accommodation, and matching you with a job opportunity before you go*. 

If you’re after the ultimate, and the best, working holiday to Canada out there, complete with everything you need and 24/7 worldwide support, click the red box and follow the quick & easy steps to secure your spot. You, your parents and your bank account should thank us later.

If you’re looking for less, but still want to travel with the best, check out our other Working Holiday in Canada package too (but this one is our best & most popular).

Requirements

To qualify for this trip you must meet the visa requirements , and have 6 months of paid work experience by time of arrival.

What extra costs will I have?

Flights, travel insurance, visa, criminal background check, souvenirs & spending money.

Your Working Holiday in Canada (Plus) trip is designed to help you find local, seasonal employment as a means to fund your travels further, and for cultural exchange. Our goal is to save you time, money, and stress while eliminating the risk of returning home early. Here’s how we do it:

Before you leave

Day 3 & 4.

We’re on your side from the moment you get started. You’ll be assigned a dedicated Trip Coordinator. They’ll guide you through the next steps and answer all your questions. They’ll also help you with the pesky visa. No guesswork – only the right paperwork, approved the first time, and in your hands well before you leave. 

Your personal Travel Concierge will help with flights, insurance, and any add-ons you’d like for your trip. These are real humans too – no robots here. 

Most travellers have their job match before they’ve left home. If you haven’t had yours within 4 days of arriving, we’ll extend your accommodation for free until you do. And if you’re not successful with your first interview - no biggy! We’ll just keep trying (*see TCs for details).

Working Holiday jobs & locations in Canada

Land an entry to mid-level job in Canada which will be fun and social, so you can make friends, learn new skills and have the freedom to explore new places. Located all across the country, here’s a list of the industries most of our Canadian Partner Organisations are in, and where you can expect to find yourself being matched with too!

  • Hospitality, like bars, restaurants & cafés
  • Tourism, like ziplining & golfing
  • Ski Resorts, winter & summer
  • Summer Resorts
  • Summer Camps
  • Hotels & Lodges
  • Labour & Construction
  • Sales & Promotions

Important to remember:  The host company decides who they hire and for what, so you need to be flexible & open minded. You’ll be matched with something you are suitable for.

From seaside towns on the east coast to world-renowned Canadian ski resorts in the west and bustling cities in between, we’ve got connections to host companies dotted all over Canada, so you could find yourself working in any of these destinations. 

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We'll try for your preferences, but locations are subject to availability at your time of arrival.

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Frequently asked questions.

As the world’s leading gap-year and "work & travel" company, we provide a premium service for Global Travellers. Choose from a variety of awesome experiences worldwide. We assist with visas, pre-departure, flights, insurance, and tours. Our cool tech features support you throughout the journey. As a Global Traveller, access gWorld, our personalized app. Keep important documents and trip details handy. Enjoy exclusive Marketplace deals, a social network, language learning, side trips, meet-ups, and more. It's like all your favorite apps merged into one, but better! Our support doesn't stop there. With a 24/7 emergency team, 90+ staff, and ongoing assistance, we ensure you feel like a local. Join the 80,000+ Global Travellers who have turned their travel dreams into reality with us. We proudly boast the most & best reviews in the biz!

While we would love to include flights and insurance in our trip packages, it is not feasible to have a fixed price due to the diverse destinations, trip durations, and individual coverage needs of our travellers from around the globe. However, once you register for the trip, we will assign you a dedicated Travel Concierge. They will work closely with you to arrange the ideal flights and insurance tailored to your specific adventure. Rest assured, our team is here to ensure you have a smooth and hassle-free travel experience from start to finish!

When it comes to accommodation, we have some great options available for you. Many of our partner organisations offer staff accommodation as a fantastic perk. This usually entails a shared apartment or house with other like-minded travelers, conveniently located near your job. The best part is that these accommodations are often available at a subsidised rate, allowing you to save more toward side trips and fun! In the event that staff accommodation is not included with your job match, don't worry. Your Arrival Coordinator will be there to provide you with valuable resources and helpful tips on finding a suitable place to stay.

The Standard and Plus Working Holiday trips offer similar features, such as our comprehensive job matching process. However, there are a couple key differences between the two: Standard: With the Standard trip, you will receive a guaranteed job match prior to your arrival*. Plus: The Plus trip includes a guaranteed job match prior to your arrival*, just like the Standard trip. In addition, it offers the unique benefit of unlimited extra job matches throughout the entire duration of your visa. Along with this, the Plus trip also provides additional tours and a side trip to enhance your experience. If you are planning to stay longer than 4-6+ months and would like ongoing job support, allowing you the flexibility to work, save, travel, and then find a new job in a different part of the country, the Plus option is best suited for you. It provides the opportunity for continuous exploration and variety during your working holiday. No need to make a decision right away on which option to choose. If you initially book the Standard trip, you can always upgrade to the Plus trip after getting registered and connecting with your dedicated Trip Coordinator.

While we strive to take your preferences into account, it's important to note that we are not a recruitment agency. Therefore, we cannot guarantee job matches in specific professions, fields, or locations. As a foreign worker on a temporary visa, it can be challenging to compete with locals for more specialised positions. Employers often prioritise candidates they can train and retain in the long term, rather than taking a risk on someone who may leave in a year or two, or less. However, the full-time jobs we help organise on your working holiday will offer a fantastic experience. They will be enjoyable and social, allowing you to make new friends, acquire new skills, and have the freedom to explore exciting new places. Our aim is to provide you with an amazing working holiday experience, where you can embrace adventure and create unforgettable memories.

A job match is a seamless process designed to help you secure a suitable job opportunity. Here's how it works: First, we arrange an interview for you, taking into consideration your preferences whenever possible. The interviews are typically conducted virtually over platforms like Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime, making it convenient for you to participate from the comfort of your home before you embark on your trip. The key to a successful job match is simple: attend the interview on time and approach it just like any other professional interview. By demonstrating professionalism and enthusiasm, you'll increase your chances of securing a job offer without any complications. Our team strives to ensure a smooth and efficient experience throughout the entire process. We are committed to finding the right opportunity for you and guiding you through each and every step of the job matching process to ensure success.

Absolutely! While the jobs we help you land are full-time, they often come with flexibility that will allow you to take time off for side trips, exploring, and fun. We understand the importance of travel experiences, and our aim is to provide opportunities that balance work and leisure. While the level of flexibility can vary based on the specific job and employer, we strive to match you with positions that provide allowances or arrangements for time off. This way, you can plan and enjoy additional adventures before, during, or after your work placement!

Ever since our inception in 2008, we have been dedicated to providing exceptional full-time job opportunities to our travellers. We take pride in having built the largest network of partner organisations across the country, all vetted and perfectly suited to host a working holidayer. One of the greatest advantages of going Global is that we streamline the entire process for you, meaning, you won't need to go through the hassle of attending job fairs (like our competitors make you do) or spending countless hours job hunting. We take care of the hard work by understanding your job and location preferences, then connect you with one of our awesome partner organisations. We then ensure you are well-prepared for the interview, to help you land a job before you leave home*. To explore all the amazing options available, we invite you to check out our Working Holiday jobs & locations section located above.

The benefits of doing a Working Holiday trip are numerous. It offers you the opportunity to experience a new country, immerse yourself in a different culture, gain international work experience, develop new skills, make lifelong connections, and create unforgettable memories. It is a chance to combine travel and work while exploring a new destination.

We provide comprehensive support throughout your Working Holiday trip, from the initial planning stages until your return home. Our team is available to assist you with visa applications, job placements, accommodation options, and ongoing support from our worldwide offices while you are overseas, including a 24/7 emergency line. We also provide pre-departure guidance and resources to help you prepare for your adventure.

Absolutely! While the earning potential may vary based on your destination and job type, the full-time income you'll receive is more than sufficient to support you comfortably while abroad. It can cover all your living expenses, accommodation, transportation, and even allows for savings to explore your new home or continue travelling afterward. Additionally, many of our partner organisations offer fantastic perks like discounted staff housing, food and beverage, ski passes, and more, helping you save money and make the most of your Working Holiday experience.

Covid-19 threw us a curve ball and pretty much halted all travel. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better? Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together! But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join. And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

At Global Work & Travel, we share a deep love for animals and fully understand the special bond you have with your pet. We recognise the challenges of embarking on a trip without them. Due to travel restrictions, requirements, and limited pet-friendly accommodations among our host organisations, we regretfully cannot facilitate their inclusion in the journey. However, many of our customers choose to entrust their pets to a family member or friend, embark on their adventure, and return home to wagging tails and furry cuddles.

We know that life can get in the way of travel, so all our trips come with a great deal of flexibility. In most cases, if you cannot travel on your selected date, you can place your trip on hold to deal with whatever is holding you back, and continue in the future without incurring any penalty. You may also have the option of transferring to an entirely different trip and destination as well, or even transferring your trip to a friend or family member. In the event that you need to outright cancel your trip, if you give us 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put toward any other trip that we offer, including tours through third-party providers, as well as holidays through DealsAway.com, and is valid for 2 years from date of issue. As international travel can be complex, your options are based on the progress of your trip organisation and our support team can assist you in finding the best solution for your needs.

1. Choose a trip style

Find your dream experience & destination, then secure your spot with a flexible & low deposit. Activate your gWorld to unlock some cool perks. Well done! The hardest part’s over!

2. We become friends

Book a time to meet your dedicated Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs of your trip. They’ll be by your side and working behind-the-scenes to pull everything together.

3. Time to go!

We’ll get your tickets, accommodation & transfers ready. Our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared & waiting for your arrival. Get on the plane with no worries!

4. 24/7 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

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Canada sits close to the top of the world and is the second largest nation in the world. With cosmopolitan cities, incredible nature, and friendly people, it’s no surprise that a lot of people want to travel in Canada. But this is a first world country and it’s expensive to stay here, which is why work and travel in Canada is a fantastic option for people who want to dig beneath the surface of this country. The travel guides for Canada cover a great deal. But what they don’t cover is the array of volunteer opportunities in Canada. We’re going to cover some of the fantastic opportunities open to you in Canada. 1. Work on the Ski Slopes of the Canadian Rockies One of the most popular volunteering opportunities in Canada is to head to the Rockies in Alberta and to work on the ski slopes there. A huge number of Australians on working holiday visas choose this as their destination through the cold, snowy months. And even those who don’t work directly on the ski slopes will still find plenty of bar work in the area. Banff is one of the hubs of the skiing industry in Canada. 2. Teach Children How to Ride Horses Horse riding is a summer camp activity with a big following. Consider going over to Ontario during the summer and teach children how to ride horses upon the vast green plains. Even if you don’t have any prior experience riding horses, summer camps are always looking for staff who can help out with safety and keeping the kids entertained. You usually don’t need any prior experience or any qualifications to take on work at a summer camp. 3. Working in Hostels Unlike the US, Canada does have a booming backpacking community. Hostels have sprung up across both the Eastern and Western provinces of the country. Offer your services volunteering in a hostel and get free accommodation. You may sometimes be paid a small amount or receive food. The work is relatively easy, with the majority of roles being restricted to cleaning and reception work.

VOLUNTEER WORK VISA / PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR CANADA

Canada is a first world country and has one of the strongest border control regimes in the world. Thankfully, for EU citizens, Americans, and Mexicans you only need an onward flight and you’ll be given a visa varying from three months to six months. The majority of Western countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea, will be allotted the full six months, however. Take note that US citizens are no longer able to cross the border with just a birth certificate or a driving license. All US citizens must now have a valid passport. For Russian, South African, and Chinese citizens they have to apply for a formal visa. The working holiday visa of Canada is known as the International Experience Canada programme. Only a certain number are allocated every year, but they’re still not particularly difficult to receive. The majority of countries eligible for this visa are EU countries, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as some of the first world Asian countries. The United States of America doesn’t have access to this programme. Generally, visas allow you to work and live in Canada for up to a year. Some countries, such as New Zealand, do have the option of staying past the one-year mark because of other working holiday agreements with those countries. Bear in mind that you will need to apply well in advance for the working holiday visa and you’ll be expected to either have a position established or proof of a certain amount of money/income.

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Spring work.

Spring time in Canada marks the end of the winter time and the opening up of many tourist routes again. For example, the cruise ports in Vancouver begin offering work at this time of year. You may even be able to start certain conservation programmes throughout the northern part of the country.

SUMMER JOBS

Summer time is about the time you want to start looking into volunteering within summer camps. These are positioned throughout the whole country and are available in both rural and urban locations. The bulk of these camps are located in the east of the country, especially on the coast and in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. However, you should make sure to apply for these positions well in advance. There are some short-term positions available, but it’s unwise to bank on these being available.

The autumn period will see more conservation programmes, but this is the time to start looking into bar and restaurant work. Tourist numbers are still high and competition for places is much lower. The major cities of Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal offer the highest chances of you finding work.

Winter time is the time to start hitting the ski slopes. There are ski slopes all over the country, but we recommend looking into Alberta and the Canadian Rockies. Most of the skiing industry here is centred on the picturesque town of Banff, where the slopes are mere minutes away with good public transport connections. You may also want to look into nearby Lake Louise and some of the other national parks in the area. There’s lots of seasonal winter work in the bars, restaurants, and hotels at this time of year.

ATTITUDE TO FOREIGNERS WORKING OR VOLUNTEERING IN CANADA

Work and travel in Canada is a long standing tradition. Canada is also an extremely cosmopolitan country, with Toronto having the most diverse mix of expats in the world. Many young Canadians work and travel in other countries and so it’s no surprise for the locals to see young travellers doing the same. Canada has an extremely advanced working holiday programme and many businesses across the country rely on these volunteers and paid workers to help with business for just a few months of the year. You won’t have any issues living and working in Canada!

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In a policy announcement published on January 30, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has clarified certain details of interest to foreign nationals looking to work in Canada as digital nomads.

According to IRCC, a digital nomad is a person “who can perform their job remotely from anywhere in the world.”

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IRCC also notes that digital nomads are those who “only need visitor status to relocate to Canada for up to 6 months at a time while they perform their job remotely” and that digital nomads may be either performing work “for a foreign employer … [be] self-employed, working for themselves or providing services to clients outside of Canada.”

Can digital nomads apply for a work permit?

IRCC says that foreign nationals may initially come to Canada to work remotely as a digital nomad with a visitor visa, but they are permitted to seek a work permit “if they find a Canadian employer after entry.”

IRCC also notes that “if a [digital nomad declares their] intention to find a Canadian employer, they should be counselled that a work permit will be needed before starting work for such an employer.”

Finally, as indicated by the policy announcement, “should the digital nomad find a Canadian employer willing to hire them, they would need to apply for a work permit.”

Do I need any additional documentation to enter Canada as a digital nomad?

Foreign nationals entering Canada with visitor status to be a digital nomad do not require any additional documentation, “although they must still satisfy the officer that they will leave at the end of their authorized stay.”

Can family members of a digital nomad work or study in Canada?

According to IRCC’s January 30 policy announcement, family members of digital nomads who intend to work or study in Canada can do so and should apply for a work permit or study permit.

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On June 27 last year, IRCC announced a tech talent strategy intended to help “attract global tech talent to Canada.” This is because attracting such talent to Canada is vital given the importance of the tech sector to the Canadian economy.

In addition to positioning Canada as an attractive destination for digital nomads, the Strategy included several measures such as a new innovation stream under the International Mobility Program (IMP). This stream was anticipated at the end of 2023 but has yet to be announced.

IRCC said the innovation stream will be exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process. This aims to assist employers and workers to support Canada’s priorities for the tech industry.

Further, IRCC introduced a streamlined work permit for H1-B speciality occupation visa holders . The cap of 10,000 permits for the year was reached on July 16, 2023.

The department also said it would make improvements to existing tech programs such as the Global Skills Strategy . Through the Global Skills Strategy, Canadian employers who hire foreign workers in specific information technology roles are eligible for expedited processing of their LMIA.

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Forbes says these are the 'best' employers in Canada in 2024

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A chocolate maker, a children's hospital and several universities are among Canada's top employers right now, according to a newly released ranking by Forbes.

The business- and lifestyle-focused media company released its annual list of Canada's "best" employers Wednesday, a ranking based on factors including a competitive salary, opportunities for promotion and work-life balance.

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Forbes' editors said the ranking involved results of more than 40,000 survey responses.

They said they divided the respondents' list into two categories: testimonies given by current employees and those who know the company through friends, family or industry connections.

Based on this criteria, Forbes gave the top spot to Hershey Co., noting its "family-friendly" work hours and training initiatives, and the added perk that employees get to sample "the newest chocolate creation."

Also in the top five were the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Brock University, Elections Canada and Concordia University, which all scored high for their commitments to employee wellness, Forbes said.

Of the top 100 employers on the list, about 20 per cent are organizations in education, while 15 per cent are government organizations.

Here are Forbes' picks for the top 25:

  • The Hershey Company
  • Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
  • Brock University
  • Elections Canada
  • Concordia University
  • Government of Prince Edward Island
  • Hydro-Quebec
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
  • Parks Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Carleton University
  • The Keg Steakhouse + Bar
  • Western Financial Group
  • Bank of Canada
  • Ville de Quebec
  • WM (Waste Management Inc.)
  • Mount Royal University
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Okanagan College
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Universite de Sherbrooke
  • Laval University

Read the full list of 300 employers on Forbes' website .

Methodology

Forbes says its list was created with market research firm Statista, which surveyed more than 40,000 people working for Canadian companies that employ at least 500 people.

Responses were tallied to give each company a score. The top 300 highest-ranking companies made the list.

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Would you like to study, carry out research or learn German in Germany and are you looking for funding? Every year, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports well over 100,000 German and international students and researchers around the globe – making it the world's largest funding organisation of its kind. Learn more about our scholarship options.

DAAD scholarships are aimed primarily at graduates, doctoral students and postdocs and are awarded for study and research visits to universities and non-university research institutions in Germany. In some programmes, internships are also funded.

DAAD awards Research Grants – One-Year Grants for Doctoral Candidates for PhD students from almost all countries of origin. A grant for a full doctoral programme in Germany is offered primarily to applicants from developing and threshold countries (based on the OECD-DAC list ).

Scholarships for a Master's degree in Germany are available, in particular, for persons from industrial countries.

Students and doctoral candidates who are at risk of being denied educational or other rights in their country of origin have the chance to apply for a scholarship from the Hilde Domin Programme . Potential candidates cannot themselves apply for participation in the scholarship programme but are nominated by an institution or organisation that is a legal entity domiciled in Germany. Thereafter, suitable candidates will be contacted by the DAAD and invited to apply via the DAAD application portal.

Also available are so-called " Sur-place and Third Country Programmes " in which students and young scientists and researchers are offered DAAD funding for a graduate programme, doctoral programme or postdoc period in their home country or region.

If you wish to apply for a DAAD scholarship, please read the call for applications for your chosen scholarship programme in the scholarship database , paying particular attention to application deadlines. The scholarship database will take you to the application portal. Scholarship applications are reviewed by independent and voluntary selection committees, which also decide on the allocation of scholarships. Selection is based on subject-related criteria.

DAAD scholarships do not have to be paid back. They usually consist of a monthly scholarship payment (currently, for example,  € 934 for graduates and € 1,200 for doctoral/PhD students) and a flat-rate travel allowance. In many cases, DAAD also provides you with health, accident and personal liability insurance . Depending on scholarship programme, here are also additional benefits such as a one-off research allowance, family benefits or funds for language courses. The benefits offered by the respective scholarship programme are described in the call for applications in the scholarship database .

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