Do I need a work permit to work in Canada as a refugee? Yes. If you are a refugee claimant, you need a work permit and a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canada.
If you want to legally work in Canada (and access some government services/benefits) you need a Social Insurance Number (SIN).
A SIN is a 9 digit number that you need to also access some government services and benefits.
Want to apply now? Find out how to get a SIN.
When, and with whom, should I share my SIN?
There are a few times that you have to share your SIN. These include:
Why Do I Need A Certificate to Babysit?
Babysitting (taking care of someone else’s children) is great way to make some money at any age, but it carries a lot of responsibility.
A CPR and First Aid certificate is a document that proves that you have completed the necessary courses and have learned life-saving skills. It can be very useful when looking for employment. You will get a certificate if you complete required classes (see below).
What are First Aid and CPR?
First Aid is a basic health course that teaches you how to help people in an emergency situation. The first and easiest First Aid course will always teach a bit about CPR as well.
If you've lost your job, you'll probably need money while you look for other work or upgrade your skills. The Canadian government provides short-term financial assistance to unemployed people as they make their next career move. Learn more about if you're eligible and what kinds of benefits you can get below.
Can I get EI?
If you’ve lost your job because of no fault of your own, like from work shortages or seasonal lay-offs, you can probably collect EI. If you voluntarily left your job or were fired because of something that was your fault, you can't get EI.