Open Work Permit
An open work permit is a type of work permit that allows the holder to work for any Canadian employer, with some restrictions. Here is a detailed guide to the Canada open work permit service:
To be eligible for an open work permit, the applicant must fall under one of the following categories:
- Spouse or common-law partner of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- Dependent child of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- Protected person (refugee claimant, Convention refugee or a person in need of protection)
- Some temporary resident permit holders
- International Experience Canada participants
- Bridging Open Work Permit applicants
- Post-Graduation Work Permit applicants
- Some In-Canada Permanent Residence applicants
- Determine eligibility: The first step is to determine whether the applicant is eligible for an open work permit based on the criteria listed above.
- Gather required documents: The applicant must then gather all the required documents, including the application form, proof of eligibility, and supporting documents such as a passport, photographs, and a copy of their LMIA (if applicable).
- Complete application form: The applicant must complete the application form, providing all the necessary information and answering all the questions accurately.
- Submit application: The application and supporting documents must be submitted to the IRCC office by mail, courier or online, depending on the applicant’s location and eligibility.
- Pay fees: The applicant must pay the required fees, which may vary depending on the location and type of application.
- Wait for decision: The processing time for open work permit applications can vary, but applicants can check the status of their application online.
- Travel to Canada: Once the open work permit is approved, the applicant can travel to Canada and start working for any employer, subject to certain restrictions.
It is important to note that an open work permit is a temporary authorization to work in Canada and does not provide a pathway to permanent residency or citizenship. Additionally, open work permit holders must comply with all Canadian laws and regulations related to employment and may be subject to immigration enforcement if they violate those laws.