Open Work Permit

Open Work Permit

What is an open work permit

An open work permit is a work permit that is not job-specific or employer specific. Because it is not job-specific, not required to apply through a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Employment and Social Development Canada, or proof that an employer has submitted an offer of employment through the Employer Portal and paid the employer compliance fee.

Open work permit under following categories:

An international student who graduated from a designated learning institution and are eligible for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program

A student who’s no longer able to meet the costs of your studies (destitute student)

have an employer-specific work permit and are being abused or at risk of being abused in relation to your job in Canada

An applicant had applied for permanent residence inside Canada

Applicants are a dependent family member of someone who applied for permanent residence

Applicants are the spouse or common-law partner of a skilled worker or international student or an applicant of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Applicants are a refugee, refugee claimant, protected person or their family member or under an unenforceable removal order

Applicant is a temporary resident permit holder or a young worker participating in special programs