VISA-Dependent Visa(Temp)-Sector A/B/Canada Open Work Permit Additional Applicants 4.1
What is a common-law partner for Canadian immigration?
A common-law partner is a person of the opposite or same sex who is currently cohabiting and has cohabited in a conjugal relationship with your for a period of at least 12 months.
2. What is a dependent for Canadian Immigration?
A dependent may be your own children or those of your spouse/common-law partner. Also your dependent must be under the age of 22 and single, that is not married and not in a common-law relationship or 22 years and older and is dependent substantially on the financial support of a parent.
3. What is the eligibility for a dependent or common law partner to apply for open work permit in Canada?
Your spouse or common-law partner may be able to apply for an “open” work permit, allowing him or her to accept any job with any employer if you meet one of these conditions:
- Allowed to work in Canada for at least six months,
- Doing work in Canada that meets a minimum skill level (usually work that requires at least a college diploma) and
- Doing a job listed in Skill Level 0, A or B in the National Occupational Classification.
4. What is the validity of the open work permit of my spouse or common law partner?
If your spouse or common-law partner gets an open work permit, it is normally valid for the same period as yours.
5. Do I need to provide any documents in order to apply for a dependent visa?
If you are applying as a spouse or common law partner, you may be required to provide a marriage certificate and birth certificates for any accompanying family members. If you are in a common-law relationship and your common-law partner will accompany you to Canada, you may be required to complete the enclosed form Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union (IMM 5409) (Acrobat PDF). Also provide evidence outlined on the form to support your relationship.