Eligibility criteria for open work permit to be changed from January 30, 2023
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:
The primary work permit holder should
Be working in any job of the TEER categories from 0 to 5 or
Have an open work permit
The economic classes permanent resident applicants should have a work permit to invite their spouses, common-law partners, and dependents.
Work for any employer in Canada
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.