I Have An Existing Work Permit But Can I Switch Employer?

I have been working in Canada for the past 1 year and 2 months. My work permit will expire on September 2016.  Recently I got another job offer, which has a better career prospect than my current job. I intend to move on this new job but I am not sure if I can switch employer immediately.

Depending on your existing work permit, and if you have an open work permit, you could switch your job. If your work permit was restricted to a particular employer, you may not be able to switch employer immediately. You can only switch your job if the new job offer comes with an approved LMIA from the employer.


If you are interested in applying for a work permit our immigration consultants would be pleased to work with you. Kindly contact us to arrange a consultation.