Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (SOR/2002-227)

Regulations are current to 2017-08-27 and last amended on 2017-06-27. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Application on entry
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), a foreign national may apply for a work permit when entering Canada if the foreign national is exempt under Division 5 of Part 9 from the requirement to obtain a temporary resident visa.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (2) A foreign national may not apply for a work permit when entering Canada if

    • (a) a determination under section 203 is required, unless

      • (i) the Department of Employment and Social Development has provided an assessment under paragraph 203(2)(a) in respect of an offer of employment — other than seasonal agricultural employment — to the foreign national, or

      • (ii) the foreign national is a national or permanent resident of the United States or is a resident of Greenland or St. Pierre and Miquelon;

    • (b) the foreign national does not hold a medical certificate that they are required to hold under subsection 30(3); or

    • (c) the foreign national is a participant in an international youth exchange program, unless they are a national or permanent resident of the United States or their application for a work permit was approved before their entry into Canada.

  • SOR/2004-167, s. 54;
  • SOR/2010-172, s. 5;
  • 2013, c. 40, s. 237;
  • SOR/2015-147, s. 1;
  • SOR/2016-136, s. 4;
  • SOR/2017-78, s. 7.
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