Canada Spousal Open Work Permit

The Canada Spousal Open Work Permit is a valuable immigration option that allows the spouses or common-law partners of certain Canadian citizens or permanent residents to work in Canada while their sponsorship application is being processed. This special work permit provides an opportunity for individuals to contribute to the Canadian workforce and gain valuable professional experience.

Key Features of the Spousal Open Work Permit

Open Work Authorization:

The Spousal Open Work Permit is not job-specific, providing the flexibility to work for any employer in Canada.

No Job Offer Required:

Unlike other work permits, the Spousal Open Work Permit does not require a job offer from a Canadian employer.

Duration of Validity:

The permit is typically issued for the same duration as the spouse's sponsorship application processing time, allowing continuous employment during this period.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Canada Spousal Open Work Permit:

  1. Spousal Sponsorship:
    • The applicant must be in the process of sponsoring their spouse or common-law partner for Canadian permanent residence.
  2. Eligibility as a Sponsor:
    • The sponsoring spouse or common-law partner must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident.
  3. Proof of Application:
    • Evidence of the sponsorship application submission for the spouse or common-law partner.