Spouse/Partner Open Work Permit

If you are a student in Canada, your spouse or a common-law partner can apply for an open work permit in specific cases, allowing them to work for any employer.


Things to take note of

Application process

In most cases, your spouse or common-law partner will have to apply online for the spouse/partner open work permit. Apart from all the documents needed, they may have to provide biometrics too.

Processing Time

It may take 8-13 weeks or even longer to process these open work permits. You may have to contact the IRCC with your application number to know the exact processing time.

IRCC Processing Fees

Work Permit – CA$ 155
Open Work Permit Holder – CA$ 100

Do you want to know if your spouse or common-law partner is eligible to apply for the Spouse/Partner Open Work Permit? Bunchberry can help you understand the eligibility criteria and process the application.

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