Open Work Permit
Who Can Apply for an Open Work Permit in Canada?

Open Work Permit in Canada

An open work permit allows you the freedom to work wherever you want in Canada. You can apply for an open work permit in Canada before you have a job offer. It gives you the flexibility to find a job once you’ve arrived. You can also experience several different jobs while in Canada.

Preferred Immigration helps our clients with open work permit applications that allow them the freedom and flexibility to go where they want when they want. We help clients streamline the open work permit process and get approved for a permit faster.

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    You can make an application for an open work permit if you have a 204c Letter of Support from AINP or if you have a PNP application in process.

    You may be eligible to apply for an open work permit if you meet one of the following:


    1. Postgraduate work permit- If you studied in Canada for a year or more in a designated learning institution
    2. Bridge open work permit- If you have a permanent residence application in process and your current work permit is valid for four months or less.
    3. You have an employer-specific work permit and are experiencing abuse pertaining to your job in Canada
    4. There are MANY eligible situations; contact us to learn more!

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    What is the Difference Between a Work Permit and an Open Work Permit in Canada?

    A “typical” work permit in Canada always specifies an employer. Immigrants with a standard work permit must have an LMIA or proof of employment to apply. Once they’ve been approved and granted a work permit, they can only work for the employer specified on their permit.

    In comparison, open work permits in Canada are not job-specific or tied to a single employer. Open permit holders do not need to carry an LMIA or proof of an offer of employment to apply or be approved. Carriers of open work permits in Canada may apply for any job with any company (with some particular exceptions).

    Under a new program, spouses or common-law partners of Canadian citizens or international students may also be eligible to apply for an open work permit in Canada. However, you must meet certain conditions to qualify. To find out if you’re eligible, book your free consultation with an immigration expert from Preferred Immigration Edmonton today.

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    Open Work Permit in Canada
    Service Type
    Open Work Permit in Canada
    Provider Name
    Preferred Immigration Services,
    10335 178 St NW Suite 206,Edmonton,Alberta-T5S 1R5,
    Telephone No.587-977-2394
    Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, Leduc
    Preferred Immigration is here to help you gain your open work permit so you can get to work in Edmonton! Call us today to learn more about open work permits and to see if you qualify!