Jobs you can do in Canada without a work permit

Many people have the wrong idea that you need a work permit before you can get a job in Canada, but this is not true.

For a small number of jobs, it is possible to work in Canada without a work visa. This might be interesting to you.

We have made a list of jobs that can be done in Canada without a work visa.

Coach/Athlete

Imagine that you are a professional athlete and that you have to compete in Canada. To get a job in Canada, you won’t need a work visa or permit.

To get a work visa in Canada, you will still need to show proof that you are an athlete or coach.

Clergy

Do you have a religious position, like pastor or imam? You can work in Canada whether or not you have a work permit.

People who work in the emergency services field.
You won’t need a work visa to work as an emergency service provider in Canada.

If you are asked to help out in an emergency in Canada, you do not need a work permit.

But you can’t do this on your own. Someone has to invite you.

Either the Canadian government asked for your help, or another country sent you to Canada.

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Examiners/Evaluators

For the job of examiner or evaluator in Canada, you do not need a work visa.

In Canada, a professor might be asked to watch over a certification test for a certain field. If this is the case, you don’t need a work permit before you can start working in Canada.

Or maybe you’re an evaluator who needs to do some work in Canada but doesn’t have a work visa.

Performing Artists

You won’t need a work permit to perform in Canada for a one-time event if you’re a foreign artist.

Many musicians from outside of Canada have to play in Canada for events that happen there often. But as a performer, you don’t need to worry.

Planners of Big Events

In Canada, you don’t need a work visa if you are planning an event that will take place there.

But while you are in Canada, you will only be allowed to work as an event organizer.

News Reporter

Breaking-news reporters in Canada don’t need work permits.

Those in the Armed Forces

You won’t need a work permit if you’re in the military and want to defend Canada.

Your family can move to Canada with you if you’re accepted.