Open Work Permits
A foreign national willing to work in Canada requires an Open Work Permit. This permit allows the employee to work with the employer of choice and in any location within Canada.
Applicants are eligible for an open work permit if they are exempt from LMIA.
Types of Open Work Permits
Unrestricted open work permit – People with this permit can work with any employer across any location in Canada.
Restricted Open Work Permit – This permit allows working in some specific locations and occupations.
Programs that issue Open Work Permit
  • Inland Spousal Sponsorship Open Work permit
  • Post Graduate Work Permit
  • Bridging Open Work Permit
Exceptions to an unrestricted Open Work Permit
With an unrestricted open work permit, you are exempted to work for the following employers
  • Employers who are noncompliant with IRCC