As a temporary foreign worker, you have the right to change employers while you are in Canada. You can use Job Bank to find a new job, and other useful information – all for free.

It is illegal for your employer to punish or deport you for looking for another job.

You may need to change your work permit before you can start working for a different employer. Learn more about work permits.

Search for jobs

On Job Bank, it’s easy and free to search for a new job in Canada.

1 Start your search:

Click on this button to view all jobs from Canadian employers who want to recruit temporary foreign workers.

You may need to change your work permit before you can start working for a different employer. Learn more about work permits.

2 Get better results:

Use the search fields at the top of the page if you want to see only certain types of jobs. For example, you can search:

  • A job title or keywords, like “Farm worker”.
  • The location where you want to work.

You can also select filters on the left side of the page to narrow your search.

Screenshot of the job search field.

3 View job postings:

Scroll through your search results to get a preview of the jobs, including:

  • Job title
  • Name of the employer
  • Work location
  • Salary
  • Date posted

When you find a job that interests you, click on the job title to view the full details. You can also learn about how to apply for the job.

Screenshot of a job posting preview in search results.

You can search and apply for jobs on the Job Bank website for free.

Employers should never ask you to pay them to hire you.

Apply to job postings

On Job Bank, a job posting contains many details. Here are some of the most important.

Screenshot of important information included in a job posting.
  • Where you will be working.
  • How much the employer will pay you.
  • How long you will be expected to work.
  • When the employer wants you to start.
  • How the employer wants you to apply.

Use this information to decide if you want to apply for the job. If you choose to contact an employer, they may ask you about:

  • Your name.
  • Your current job.
  • Where you are in Canada.
  • Your work experience.
  • If you have a valid work permit.

An employer may respond and ask you questions. They may also invite you for an interview. You do not have to provide information or respond to an employer if you change your mind or do not feel comfortable. The employer may also decide not to hire you.

You will get a formal job offer letter if the employer wants to hire you. People often apply for many jobs before they are hired.

You may need to change your work permit before you can start working for a different employer. Learn more about work permits.

Job postings may also include the status of the employer’s application for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

  • The LMIA is pending. The employer has asked permission to hire a foreign worker to fill a job temporarily.
  • The LMIA is approved. The employer already has permission to hire a foreign worker to fill a job temporarily.

If their LMIA is already approved, you may be able to start working for that employer right away. Learn more.

Your employer is not allowed to make you pay for the Labour Market Impact Assessment.

Useful resources

To report abuse

Your employer cannot penalize you or have you deported for reporting them.

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