A Canadian Temporary Work Permit is for foreign workers who plan on working in Canada for a certain period of time. A temporary work permit does not allow them to live in Canada permanently. In order to live and work in Canada on permanent basis, foreign workers must qualify under an immigration category as a permanent resident. However, a Temporary Work Permit may help to achieve a Canadian permanent residence easier. Once in Canada on a Temporary Work Permit, a foreign worker may qualify for permanent residence through a Skilled Worker category, the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), or through one of the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP).