Work Permit Conditions

Steven MeurrensWork Permits

From the IRCC website.

A work permit is a document that allows a foreign national to work legally in Canada. It has rules or ‘conditions’ that the worker must follow, and often contains other “additional information” and “remarks.”

Conditions vs. Remarks

The conditions of a work permit specifically tell a foreign national what they can and can’t do. For example, it might say that they can only work at one particular place and nowhere else.

Sometimes, there are details on a work permit that are just ‘additional information’ or ‘remarks.’ These are not the same as conditions. They give more information but don’t necessarily have rules you must follow.

Location of Work

Location of work is not automatically imposed by operation of law.  If a work permit has the name of a work location in the ‘additional information’ part but doesn’t say as a condition that the foreign national “are not authorized to work at any other location,” this means that they can change geographic locations of work.

This is unlike “employer” or “occupation” which are imposed.

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