Apply for Work Permit/Visa for free

need work permit?

if you wish to come to Canada as foreign worker or already living in Canada on temporary resident status and want to legally work in Canada you must have a valid work permit

basically there are 2 different kind of work permits

one is an open work permit

2nd is closed work permit

what’s difference between these permits?

if you are a open work permit holder in Canada

you can work any where in Canada with any employer you wish to work with

if you are a closed work permit holder you just can work with one specific employer so you are not allowed to change your job

1. How to apply

process of applying for a  work permit is same it doesn’t matter its open or its closed

the all difference is the requirements

whar are requirments for this ?

if you have completed your study in Canada you may eligible for a post graduate work permit which is open work permit.

if anyone does sponsor  you  to come for work and gives you Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) then you can apply for closed work permit

we will discuss all details about LMIA in upcoming posts and also that if you have closed work permit how you can get open one

for today we are going to give you details how you can apply for a work permit by your self

1. first you need cic GCKEY account and need to sign in here

2. after sign in you gonna click on apply to come to Canada

then choose


I do not have a Personal Reference Code

Determine your eligibility and apply online:

visitor visa, study and/or work permit

2. so you need to  click visitor visa, study and/or work permit in this window

 (please note next questions will be according to your answers we are giving you these photos just to give you an idea and at the end also the available options will be according to your answers

if need you also need to apply for for your spouse then choose answers according to that and at the end you can fill application Form and you can pay fees for both applications in the same account )

if you are already in Canada

then country of residence will be Canada in the answer

press next

and next

then next

if you are currently student and want to apply for post graduate work permit  then choose student

otherwise choose what ever your current status is

choose yes if you are applying for co-op work permit
other wise no
then press continue
again choose  these options according to you
and press next
choose yes for post graduate work permit otherwise no
3.choose this last answer and it will show you all available  options for you
then choose post graduate work permit if you are applying for this
please note these options will be changed according to your answer
if you are applying for work permit after PNP approval or a closed work permit
then choose answers like that 
for example you need to answer yes where its asking do you have written job offer
if you say yes it will ask you more related questions and then on the final screen 
there will me more options available
okey lets come back to the point
then after choosing post graduate work permit and pressing next
following details will be on the screen

Create your personal checklist

Post-Graduate Work Permit – in Canada

4. press continue

and then

choose yes, for following question

Do you have an official letter from your school that confirms you’ve completed your study program, as well as a copy of your final transcript?(required)


again choose yes or no for next question

Have you had a medical exam performed by an IRCC authorized panel physician (doctor) within the last 12 months?


next question will be

choose yes if you want to also apply for spouse or child or any other eligible family member

otherwise choose no

press next

Are you giving someone access to your application?

if you are applying by using your cic gc key account

choose no

press next

In the past 10 years, have you given your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) for an application to come to Canada?

choose yes/no

press next

There are fees associated with this application. Will you be paying your fees or are you fee exempt?

choose yes if you are paying fees for this application by your self

press next

Are you able to make a digital copy of your documents with a scanner or camera?

press yes

press next

Will you be paying your application fees online?  To pay online, you can use a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, China Union Pay) or a debit card (Visa Debit, Debit MasterCard or Interac).

choose yes

press next

5.then you can review you answers and modify if needed

then press continue

and you will see all 4 steps to complete your application

6.just press continue

it will show you upload option for  all required documents and application for you need to upload

you need to scan all required documents

such as


current study permit

including co-op work permit of you have even its expired

completion of studies letter

recent Canadian education transcripts 

proof of  upfront medical

digital photo of your self

and supporting additional  documents (if applicable)

also you need to scan that


7. and application form you need to fill and validate in adobe just simply clicking validate after fill the form

then upload all required documents

and Application form

to access Application form click here

if you are not able to open this form  and following error message is on the screen

then you need to download adobe acrobat pro on your laptop or pc

after uploading all documents

there will be option for payment

8.and after payment you will be able to submit the application

please note( if you need time to upload or compete few documents please press save/exit button

it will save your application and you can left the screen if you want

all you need to do is

login back into gc key account

and it will showing your application just press  continue)

9. you will get your confirmation in your email that you have submitted application

processing time can be up 90 days or longer due to covid-19 and high applications volume

once you have submitted you have completed your responsibility

you are all set

Canadian immigration services may contact you if they need any additional information

once its approved  you will get email confirmation in your cic gc key account

and a paper WORK PERMIT will be in the mailbox within 15 days

please note your SIN  also expires on the same day when your study or work permit expires

so make sure to renew your SIN BY clicking here

after 2 or 3 days you will get a letter in email that will show you are eligible for work until we make any decision on your file

so you can start work immediately after receiving  that letter

 and wait for results




we wish  you all the best

thanks for reading

19 thoughts on “Apply for Work Permit/Visa for free”

  1. Brother i m security guard at dubai ,i passed graduation in arts can you please assit me how can i come to canada . I Should come as a worker/labour or permanent residency by express entry
    Please advise me which is better for me
    I don’t have relatives and any employer there

    • brother if you have a job offer please apply for worker otherwise apply for visitor visa so you can get it easily and you can get work permit in canada after

  2. Hello Bro,
    Study meri done hogi online official transcript v aagi but completion letter 4 week tk kehnde aanda. How to apply work permit without letter of completion?

  3. thanks, bro for this wonderful site.

    I am filling out my imm5710e form for PGWP and there is one question
    have you previously applied to enter or remain in Canada?Y/N

    I have applied for my study two years ago and an extension four months ago both of them got approved.
    what would be my answer and what should I write in the comments I mean UCI or application number.

    • hi Onkar thank you for contacting us please choose yes for that question and enter details below in box that you had applied for extension for study permit


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