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IRCC will expand the eligibility criteria for the dependents of temporary foreign workers. Spouses, common-law partners, and children can accompany the primary applicants by applying for a visit, work, or study visas. Here are the eligibility criteria for dependents:
Spouses or common-law partners can apply for an open work permit and work with any employer. If they do not have the eligibility of getting an open work permit, they may be eligible for other types of work permits. There can be cases that employers have to apply for labour market impact assessment.
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If spouses or common-law partners are not interested to work in Canada, they can apply for visit or study visa. Dependent children will also be allowed to apply for study, work, or visit visas.
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Web Story: IRCC extended eligibility for Canada Open work permits of Spouses and Children from January 30, 2023.