How often do you catch yourself dreaming of working abroad? How often do you catch yourself thinking what life would be like if you packed up and headed off into the sunset?
You may be eligible for an open work permit if you
Are an international student who graduated from a DLI and are eligible for the PGWP.
Are a destitute student meaning you are unable to pay your tuition fee.
Are an employer - specific work permit holder and are being abused or risk of being abused in relation to your job in Canada.
Applied for PR in Canada.
Are a dependent family member of someone who applied for permanent residence.
Are the spouse or common-law partner of a skilled worker or international student.
Are the spouse or common-law partner of an applicant of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program.
Are a refugee claimant, protected person or their family member.
Are under an unenforceable removal order.
Are a temporary resident permit holder.
Are a young participating in special programs.
In each of these situations, you must meet additional criteria to be eligible. Open work permit extension: if you have an open work permit, you may be able to extend it as long as you are still eligible to work in Canada with an open work permit.
It allows you to work according to the conditions on your work permit, which includes
The name of the employer you can work for.
How long you can work.
The location where you can work(if applicable).
You may be eligible for an open work permit if you are
A spouse of a skilled worker in an occupation under the NOC skill type 0, A or B Approved to work in Canada six months or longer.
A spouse of someone applying for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program in a job under NOC 0,A,B or C.
A spouse of a foreign student at a public post-secondary school, such as college or university or CEGEP in Quebec.
A family member of a foreign representative, or
A family member of a foreign military member who is working in Canada.
prove to an officer that you will leave Canada when your work permit expires.
show that you have enough funds to support yourself and your family members during your stay in Canada and to return home.
obey the law and have no record of criminal activity.
not be a danger to Canada's security.
be in good health and have a medical exam, if needed;
not plan to work for an employer who, on a regular basis, offers striptease, erotic dance, escort services or erotic massages; and
give the officer any other documents they ask for to prove you can enter the country.