Work Permit Renewal

If you want to continue working after your work permit expires, you need to extend your work permit. If you apply before your permit expires, you can continue to work under the same conditions as your current work permit until the IRCC decides.
Work permit renewal – may be a requirement, not an option.

When does my work permit expire?

The expiry date of your work permit is indicated on your work permit.

When should I renew my work permit?

IRCC urges that you must apply for your work permit renewal at least 30 days before the original expiry date. If you are later than the 30 day time, you can still apply before the expiry date on your current work permit. It is important to note that you must need to satisfy the eligibility criteria for a work permit renewal. For example, must be eligible for an open work permit or must have a positive LMIA issued to the employer.

Did your work permit expire already? Your must restore your work permit. A renewal application maybe refused.

Work Permit Restoration

You lose your worker status in Canada if any of the following applies to you:
  • Your work permit expired before you applied for a new one.
  • You changed the conditions on your work permit, such as you changed your employer while being on a closed work permit.
  • You didn’t respect the conditions of your work permit.
Once you lose your status, you can’t work in Canada until the IRCC has restored your status as a worker.

Once your work permit is expired, you have 90 days to restore your status. You cannot continue to work until your restoration application is approved.

Our Service Fees For Work Permit Renewals and Restorations

Did you know? Returning clients with previous professional services from YCI could save up to $200 on our professional plans. This does not apply to the Basic plan or consultations.

Below fee table is for the applicant only and does not include applicable government fees and taxes. If you are applying with dependent family members, please add $500 for spouse and $100 for each dependent child.


Reliable support of DIY clients.
  • Document checklists and samples
  • Answer your immigration questions
  • File review and improvement suggestions



Submit the best first application.
  • Document checklists and samples
  • Letter of explanation improvements
  • Comprehensive file review
  • Represented submission


Address past refusals from Canada.
  • Everything from Professional plan
  • Address past refusals
  • Includes restoration of status
  • JR suitability review
*The 'Basic' plan includes a 45 minutes consultation. In most cases, this is sufficient to address questions and review documents from clients who has drafted the application on their own. Additional time is available at $50 per 15 minutes or a portion of.
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We can adjust the consultation fee in the final billing so it does not increase the total cost to you!