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. This 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. Experience working in Canada as soon as possible! To learn more about how we’ve helped our clients apply for open work permits in Canada, visit our Testimonials page.
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 very specific exceptions).
Under a new program, spouses or common-law partners of Canadian citizens or foreign students may also be eligible to apply for an open work permit in Canada. However, there are certain conditions that must be met to qualify. To find out if you’re eligible, book your free consultation with an immigration expert from Preferred Immigration Edmonton today.