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Spousal Work Permit

Are you not sure whether your spouse is eligible to apply for an open work permit? To be an authorised foreign national to work in Canada, you would desire your spouse and dependent children to join you in Canada. This is where spousal open work permit comes to your rescue.

A spousal open work permit enables your spouse to work for any employer in Canada. Besides that it also allows your children to pursue their education in Canadian schools.

Both principal work permit and spousal work permit can be applied simultaneously. However, there are cases where the employer of the spouse might be required to apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

Assessing the type of documents and eligibility criteria required for applying for a spousal work permit is depends upon the status of the principal in Canada.

Types of Spousal Work Permits

  • If the principal is a foreign worker

    For one to be eligible for the spousal work permit, the principal foreign worker must be working as a skilled employee at a job that falls under the 0, A or B category of skill levels of National Occupational Classification (NOC). These jobs can be managerial, professional, technical or of skilled trading. Also, while applying for a spousal open work permit, one is also required to provide documents proving the principal’s current employment.

    Moreover, the work permit of the principal applicant must be valid for at least six months. However, if the principal applicant is authorised to work in Canada without a work permit, then it should be demonstrated that he/she has been working in the country for the past six months.

  • If the principal is a student

    For the spouse to be eligible for the work permit, the principal must have a valid status of a student in Canada and should be pursuing a full-time course at:

    • A college or University;
    • Authorized private post-secondary institution; or
    • A Canadian private institution provincially recognized to confer degrees

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  • If the principal has a bridging open work permit

    There are a certain set of conditions to be fulfilled to make the accompanying spouse eligible for an open work permit. These pre-requisites depend on the kind of application submitted by the principal applicant (the bridging work permit holder) for permanent residence:

    • Federal Skilled Worker Class:

      the principal should be employed at a job that falls under the NOC Skill Level 0, A, or B.

    • Federal Skilled Trade Class:

      the principal must be working as a skilled worker under one of the occupations in NOC skill Level B.

    • Canadian Experience Class:

      there are no pre-requisites defined for the principal applicant to be fulfilled.

    However, the principal applicant is required to submit all the supporting documents as the evidence of his/her current employment in Canada at the time of application of spousal work permit.

  • If the principal applicant is a Provincial Nominee

    Irrespective of the principal’s employment’s skill level, the spouse may receive an open work permit for Canada.

Eligibility Criteria For Spousal Open Work Permit

Following requirements should be met to be eligible to apply for the spousal work permit:

  • The principal applicant’s work permit should be valid for a minimum period of six months at the time of application
  • Job requirements must comply with the minimum skill level required for the job as under the NOC skill levels C or D.
  • One should be not be issued any orders of inadmissibility.

Consult our Immigration Consultant in Brampton

If you too are seeking a work permit for your spouse, we can be of help to you. Our team of professional and experienced immigration consultants at CanOZ Visa Services will closely assess your case and work towards the best possible solutions for you and your family.

You can consult us today! Contact our Immigration Consultant in Brampton today at +1 289 298 1000 or Book Free Consultation Now on our website canozvisas.com

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2022-05-19
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2022-05-05
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2022-04-05
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I’ve been in Canada for the last 12 years, my file was quite complicated throughout the years. I met my wife in 2017 and we did get married in 2019. We tried a lot of consultants and lawyers to file for my sponsorship application for PR but most of them either tried to scare us or misguided us We then decided to take matter in our own hands and tried doing our own paperwork but given my immigration history and our racial differences with our families(I am Indian and my wife is Filipina) it was quite difficult for us to do so and no lawyer or consultant was showing us the right path for filing the application. Then in 2021 we met Canoz Visa services in Brampton, we spoke to Harsimrat regarding our situation and she explained everything to us very well, we gave her our paperwork what we did, she took that and made changes to her knowledge while every other consultant or lawyer was not even willing to see what we did and within 10 months, I received my PR status. These guys are the best of the best and above all very accommodating and understanding. She has gained my and my family’s business for a very long time. Thank you for all your help. Ashish & Kyla
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2022-03-10
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