Work permits are generally required for foreign nationals who wish to enter Canada to work on a temporary basis. If you are currently residing in a country outside of Canada and wish to apply for a work permit, there are several mandatory documents that you must have ready for submission. Under Work Permit category, VWC processes “Spouse Open Work Permit” for their clients.

Spouse Open Work Permit

Your spouse/partner can apply for a work permit before or after they arrive in Canada. The work permit will usually be issued for the same length of time as your study permit. Your spouse/partner does not need a job offer to apply for a work permit.

In some cases, Canadian visa offices abroad will process spouse/partner work permit applications at the same time as study permit applications. In this case, you will need to include the additional fee for the work permit and complete the work permit application for your spouse/partner.

Most spouse/partners come to Canada as visitors first and apply for a work permit after they are in Canada.

In many countries, including Canada, spouses of certain visa holders or permanent residents may be eligible for an open work permit. An open work permit allows the spouse to work for any employer in the country during the validity of the permit.

If you are specifically interested in information about a spouse open work permit in Canada, for example, you should check the latest guidelines provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). They regularly update their policies, and eligibility criteria may change.

Here are some general steps that spouses might take to obtain an open work permit:

  1. Determine Eligibility: Confirm that you meet the eligibility criteria for a spouse open work permit.

  2. Application Process: Follow the application process outlined by the immigration authorities. This may include submitting specific forms, supporting documents, and paying the required fees.

  3. Processing Time: Be aware of the processing time for the application. Processing times can vary, and it’s essential to plan accordingly.

  4. Status Updates: Check for updates on your application status through the immigration authority’s online system or other provided channels.

  5. Validity Period: Once granted, a spouse open work permit is typically valid for a specific period. Make sure to be aware of the expiration date and take necessary steps for extension if needed.

Spouse Open Work Permit