Open Work Permits

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Canada offers a couple of work permits that function differently under the work program offered by Canadian authorities. These work permits are generally defined as open work permits & close work permits. Here we would discuss mainly available work permits.

What exactly is an open work permit?

Openwork permits are issued to individuals willing to work for an employer in Canada. The employer shows keenness to hire employees for the period the work permit is valid. It can be as short as six months or for a long time frame of 3 years, depending on the situation.

In simple words work permit is a legal document that allows an individual to live & work freely in Canada for a specific time frame. If there are any changes to the nature of your work or the term is about to expire, you can apply for an extension.

When to apply?

The processing time can take more than three months; thereby, it is essential to apply at least a month before the expiry of the current permit. Remember, an individual cannot get a work permit extension before the date of expiry of your passport.

Who can apply?

Individuals expressing interest to work in Canada under an employer for a given time frame for a particular trade can apply. The time frame can be as short as six months or three years, depending on the situation.