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Who can Apply for the Open Work Permit Canada
Posted on: 24 Mar 2016  |   Tags: Canada , Canada Visa , open work permit ,

open work permit CanadaOverseas citizens are allowed to work for an employer in Canada over a period of time under the open work permit Canada. Few open work permits might restrict the job or place at which the overseas citizen might do their job. An individual might apply for open work permit from within Canada, outside Canada or at the entry port of Canada. Open work permit Canada is only granted to those individuals who are let off from the LMIA need. The list of people who are entitled to be granted an open work permit are as follows Overseas citizens with no support, permanent residents residing in Canada, participants of the program for foreign students and young worker exchange program, overseas representatives who are being let off from the LMIA need, family members of military people, athletes who need to work for supporting themselves, spouses of overseas students, spouses of skilled workers residents. Overseas citizens present in Canada whose work permit would soon expire and who had submitted application for PR under the FSWP, CEC, PNP and FSTP programs. There are two types of open work permit Canada and they are unrestricted open work permits and work restricted open work permits.

Unrestricted Open Work Permit

An overseas national could work in any occupation, for any employer and at any place. Unrestricted open work permit would be offered to the qualified employees who had gone through the medical exam.

Occupational Restricted Open Work Permit

An individual might work for an employer, but the work an individual should work must be specified. These work permits are offered to those who had finished their medical exam. As a result, an individual under this permit is not allowed to do the job in the health related field.

Pre- Requisites

An individual should show the evidence of leaving the nation at the time of work permit expiry, they should get enough funds to support themselves, they had got good health and good character, and should provide all the necessary documents at the time of applying for the visa.


An individual on this visa is permitted to work in any part of the country for a specified period of time, they could apply for the extension of work permit, they can change their employer and they can also apply for the Canadian PR. If you want to apply, please fill out our Enquiry Form, so that one of our visa expert will get back to you.

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