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Work Permit

In this section you will find information regarding how to apply to work in Canada, extend a work permit or hire a foreign worker through a Labour Market Impact Assessment.


Open Work Permit

An open work permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada, except for an employer:

  • who is listed as ineligible on the list of employers who have failed to comply with the conditions, or

  • who regularly offers striptease, erotic dance, escort services or erotic massages.

You can only get an open work permit in specific situations. 

You may be eligible for an open work permit if you are in one of the following situations:

  • Permanent residence applicants who have applied to an office in Canada,

  • Dependent family members of some permanent residence applicants,

  • Spouses and common-law partners of some workers and international students,

  • Refugees, refugee claimants, protected persons and their family members,

  • Some temporary resident permit holders, or

  • Some young workers participating in special programs.

In each of these situations, you must meet additional criteria to be eligible.


L.I.S. Immigration Professional Services will provide you with the advice you need in order to find the best program that fix according to your personal circumstances.

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