OPEN WORK PERMIT
CHANGING STUDY PERMIT
TO WORK PERMIT
An open work permit allows a foreign national to work for any Canadian employer he/she wants over a specified period of time. Some open work permits may restrict the kind of job or place in which the foreign national may work.
A worker may apply for an open work permit from outside of Canada, within Canada or at a Canadian port of entry.
Canadian Open work permits are only issued to certain individuals who are also exempt from the LMIA requirement.