Extending your work permit

Myth or fact?

If your work permit expires before you apply to extend it, you lose your status as a migrant worker in BC.

As a migrant worker in BC, you may want to extend your work permit. Perhaps your employer offered to renew your contract. Maybe you’ve been offered a new job elsewhere in BC. Or maybe you want to stay while your permanent residence application gets processed. We explain your rights and the steps to take.

What you should know

Apply to extend your work permit

Common questions

Who can help

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Marina Sedai, Sedai Law Office and Meera Thakrar, Larlee Rosenberg

Marina Sedai
Meera Thakrar

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