Open Work Permit (Spouse, Common-law Partner or Dependent Child)
An open work permit lets you work for most employers in Canada. This program is for spouse, partner and dependent children of someone who has status in Canada.
Most people need a work permit to work in Canada. There are 2 types of work permits: open work permits and employer-specific work permits.
An open work permit lets you work for most employers in Canada, except for employers who have failed to comply with labour conditions.
You may be eligible for an open work permit if you:
are a dependent family member of someone who applied for permanent residence
are the spouse or common-law partner of a skilled worker or international student
are the spouse or common-law partner of an applicant of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
In each of these situations, you must meet additional criteria to be eligible.
Services provided by SuperVisas and its Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs):
assess your qualifications for the Work Permit Program.
provide you with a checklist of information and documents required in support of your application.
guide you through the process of obtaining required documents such as medical and security clearances.
complete the application forms to ensure that they best show your qualifications.
review your application package including application forms, supporting documents and Canadian Government processing fees.
guide, provide editing comments with regard to your application.
submit your complete application package to the Canadian government.
communicate any government requests to you and assist you in responding to any government requests.
communicate the result of your application from the government.
How It Works
- 1Create An Account
Do an eligibility check, or pick a visa, or just sign up directly to create an account. Then you can see all the documents needed, questions you must answer, and fee payments for our services and to the government. If you have any questions, it is easy to contact our sales team or to schedule a call.
- 2Eligibility Confirmation Before Payment
First you will answer a few questions to ensure you are eligible for the visa. Only if you are eligible will the payment unlock. Making payment assigns an immigration lawyer or regulated consultant to your application. We are transparent in our process and pricing, and clearly list all the fees and processing times for your visa. Read our Transparency Pledge. We use Stripe for credit or debit card payment processing, which is secure and encrypted.
- 3Complete Your Application Online
You can complete as many of the application tasks you wish before payment. Take your time. Some visas require a lot of information, which requires answering questionnaires and uploading of documents. Our system ensures everything necessary is gathered depending on your situation - preventing errors and omissions - and saving you time.
- 4Visa Preparation and Submission
Once all the tasks are completed, our experts will review your answers and start preparing your application so that the best case is best presented. Government fees are also due once the application is completed and we can correctly calculate the government fees due. After a final review by you, and by our experts, your application will be submitted! You will have peace of mind that only comes with an accurate application.
- 5Approval and Renewals
We notify you when your visa is approved! If there are any questions or rejections from the government, we will answer them and resubmit without any further fees from us. We securely store your immigration documents for 7 years and provide alerts well before any expiry dates. Renewing or taking the next step toward citizenship is easy when all your immigration history is in one place.
Some documents you will need to provide, and some documents we may prepare for you.
- Birth Certificate - Dependent Children
- Digital Photo of Visa Applicant
- Family Member's Proof of Status in Canada
- Passport Biographic Page
You might need the following documents based on your situation, or to enhance your application approval.
- Marriage Certificate
- Passport Pages with Visas, Stamps or Marks