Open Work Permit

An open work permit is a work permit that is not job-specific. Because it is not job-specific, you will not need the following when you apply for your work permit:

  • A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Employment and Social Development Canada; or any nations scrutiny of work permits
  • Proof that an employer has submitted an offer of employment through the Employer Portal and paid the employer compliance fee.
  • In most cases, you will have to pay the open work permit holder fee at the same time that you pay the work permit fee.

  • An open work permit can derive more important results towards the job search.
  • It is easy to get the jobs on an open work permit without any hassle
  • ******Sometimes, the visa offices across the nation are well aware of open work permits. They always help the applicants to get through the rigorous work permit process.

    Who can apply for an open work permit?

    You may be eligible for an open work permit if you:

    1. Are an international student who graduated from a designated learning institution and are eligible for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program
    2. Are a student who’s no longer able to meet the costs of your studies (destitute student)
    3. have an employer-specific work permit and are being abused or at risk of being abused in relation to your job in Poland,Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Estonia
    4. Applied for permanent residence in Poland,Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Estonia
    5. Are a dependent family member of someone who applied for permanent residence
    6. Are the spouse or common-law partner of a skilled worker or international student.
    7. Are the spouse or common-law partner of an applicant of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, Temporary residence permit, Work permit and nordic work permit in Poland,Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Estonia .
    8. Are a refugee, refugee claimant, protected person or their family member
    9. Are under an unenforceable removal order.
    10. Are a temporary resident permit holder.
    11. Are a young worker participating in special programs.

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

    Two Kinds of Open Work Permit

    A) Unrestricted Open Work Permit.

    Under an unrestricted open work permit, a foreign national can work in any job, in any place and for any employer. An unrestricted open work permit will be given to eligible workers who have passed the medical exam (Medical Exams for Temporary Foreign Worker Applicants). Unrestricted open work permits can also be given to eligible workers mentioned who: Have failed the medical exam AND Either have no other means of support (Applicant with No Other Means of Support) or belong to certain groups of permanent resident applicants living in Poland,Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Estonia .

    B) Occupation Restricted Open Work Permit.

    Under an occupation restricted open permit, an eligible person may work for any employer but the job in which the person must work will be specified. The job restriction is due to the fact that occupation restricted open permits are given to eligible workers who have not completed a medical exam. Thus, holders of occupation restricted open permits are usually not allowed to work in jobs related to health.

    If an eligible worker receives an occupation restricted open permit and is from a country that does not require a medical exam when entering in Poland,Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Estonia ., he/she will not be allowed to work in:

  • Childcare.
  • Primary or secondary school teaching.
  • Health services.
  • If an eligible worker acquires an occupation restricted open permit and is from a country that does require a medical exam, he/she will not be allowed to work in:

  • Childcare.
  • Primary or secondary school teaching.
  • Health services.
  • Farming.
  • Processing Time Open Work Permit.

    about 4-5 months It will take us about 4-5 months to process the open work permit application. Remember that while your spouse or partner's permanent residence application is being processed, they must: maintain legal status as a visitor, student or worker in Poland,Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Estonia .