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Open Work Permit

Open work permit is an authorization for a person to work for any employer in Canada, for a set duration of time. In addition to this, there is no restriction on the type of occupation, that the person may take up. Regarding the issuance of an Open work permit, the application must be made under one of the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exemptions only.

Another type of open work permit is known as a restricted permit which may carry certain limitations on the type of occupation or the location of the work, but not on the employer. As far as the application for an Open work permit is concerned, a foreign national may apply from outside Canada, at a Port of Entry or after arriving in Canada, which would also depend upon the requirements of the programs applied under.

There are different types of open work permits provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada i.e. IRCC. The different types are as follows: –

Unrestricted:

  • An unrestricted open work permit has no restrictions on the foreign nationals with respect to their work preferences. The permit holders are free to work in any company, occupation or location that they like.

Restricted:

Under this category of the open work permits, a foreign national may be subject to certain limitations of working in a particular location or an occupation only.

If the applicant is subject to a medical condition, then restriction on the type of occupation may be applicable on the work permit:

Depending upon the category applied under, for e.g. a bridging open work permit under the provincial nominee class, restrictions regarding the location of work may apply on the work permit issued to the foreign national.

Application of an open work permit must be made under one of the categories of Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exemptions only. The categories are listed below: –

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Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant

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Canadian Inland applicants for Permanent Residence

Open work permits for a category of vulnerable workers

For Humanitarian reasons and considerations

Claimants of Refugee program and individuals having an unenforceable removal order pending against them

Certain workers who have been authorized to enter Canada based on other reciprocal consideration:

Participants of the Canada World Youth Program

Participants of the Working Holiday program i.e. International Experience Canada. In addition to this, there are other specified and recognized organizations which may be able to apply for open work permits for their participants

Family members of defense personnel and representatives from foreign countries who may be LMIA-exempt, where certain reciprocal arrangements might exist

Exemption provided to certain professional athletes authorized to enter Canada, who would need to work in order to support themselves while they would be playing for their Canadian teams

  • Certain eligible spouses or common-law partners of skilled workers
  • Certain eligible spouses or common-law partners of individuals holding study permits for Canada
  • Bridging required for an open work permit
  • The open work permit pilot program issued for applicants for permanent residence under the spouse or common-law partner class
  • Holders of Post graduate work permit i.e. PGWP
  • Holders of Post-secondary co-op and secondary co-op programs

Further discussing about the fee for an open work permit, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada i.e. IRCC collects certain processing and collection of fees as per the schedule below, which was issued on February 21, 2015

  • For an individual, there would be a fee of $155
  • For a group of performing artists (three or more people) and their staff would have to pay a fee of $465
  • The employer has to pay a compliance fee of $230
  • The employer’s compliance fee is capped to a maximum of $690
  • The open work permit holder will have to pay a fee of $100

There are certain categories of applicants who may be eligible for a fee exemption. The information on these categories can be found in the Coding handbook for open work permits issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada i.e. IRCC

To initiate the processing of this permit, a completed application for a work permit (IMM 1102B) along with the suggested fee will be required. The upfront payment of the fees will be required unless the application is eligible for fee-exempt category. In case the client is eligible for the exemption of the fees, the fee exemption code must be mentioned on the application and sent further for processing.

At CanOz Visa’s, we have assisted many of our clients with Open Work Permit Applications, please review our testimonials to see what our clients say about us. Need more information or assistance with applying, we are here to help,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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Client Testimonials

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mohabbatdeep deol
mohabbatdeep deol
2022-05-19
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I had a great experience with canoz visa was very efficient, detailed oriented and highly professional. I highly recommend them.
Jagdeep Kaur
Jagdeep Kaur
2022-05-05
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A big thanks to CanOz team for their excellent service. Especially thanks to Mr . Bakhash Singh who is so helpful. He always answered my all queries and concerns without getting annoyed. They explained the whole process to me till the date I got my visa and made it a stress free process all throughout. I was blessed to choose them, I highly recommend to everyone to use their services. Keep up the good work CanOz and keep helping others to make their dreams be fulfilled in Australia and Canada. Thank you so much for everything.
lovepreet kaur
lovepreet kaur
2022-04-16
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Canoz Visa Services is highly recommended immigration service in whole GTA area. They helped me with spousal sponsorship and for my Parents visitor visa. Harsimrat Kaur guided me with both files. She is really kind and helped me with whole process really smoothly. GREAT WORK!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Varun Gautam
Varun Gautam
2022-04-12
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Nicest people that I have encountered, Baksh sir and Harsimrat mam seem to have all the solutions and insight. Got my visa recently, thanks to them. 🙂
Anmol Manocha
Anmol Manocha
2022-04-07
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It was really a great experience consulting and considering the consultations given by Harsimrat Madam .She guided me throughout the whole process and her response was really up to the mark.For the great consultations and advice you can totally rely on her. It was a great journey with Canoz Visa Services 🇨🇦🥳
Rajeshkanna B
Rajeshkanna B
2022-04-07
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CanOz is a GoTo place for Immigration help! They have been a great partner throughout my PR journey. With all the complications in the process I have been into, they made me feel the comfort and stay informed always. Friendly and Great communication and approachable always. Highly recommend to anyone seeking immigration consulting and help. Harsimrat & Bakhash, you rock and Thank you
Ashish Emmanuel Parshad
Ashish Emmanuel Parshad
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
Dhruvit Patel
Dhruvit Patel
2022-03-16
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Very good and honest service was provided by the Canoz team. Easy accessible when you have questions and they provide feed back same day or same time Extremely satisfied and special thanks to Ritu
Kamaljit Kaur
Kamaljit Kaur
2022-03-10
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Harsimrat helped my husband to get the travel document for 3 years after his PR expired and wanted to come and meet us . Everyone here in Canada suggested that my husband needs visitor visa and he needs to surrender his PR but when we met Harsimrat she told us to apply for the travel document rather than surrendering PR . She is so good in her job. If anyone asks me who is the right person to connect to regarding the visas I recommend her name. They are the best and very helpful
harsha Sabnani
harsha Sabnani
2022-02-25
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Our case was very well handled by Harsimrat. She was very patient and prompt in answering ang queries that we had. We got our PR within the stipulated time and she kept on updating us time to time.

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