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Tues, 19th March 2024

For many international students pursuing their studies in Canada, supporting their spouse or common-law partner's desire to work in the country is an important consideration. Fortunately, Canada offers avenues for spouses and partners of international students to obtain an open work permit, allowing them to seek employment opportunities while their loved ones pursue their educational goals.

In this guide, we'll explore the eligibility criteria, application process, and important considerations for obtaining an open work permit for spouses and common-law partners of international students in Canada.

Eligibility Criteria

For Applications on or After March 19, 2024:

  • A spouse or common-law partner must have a valid study permit.
  • The international student must be enrolled in a master's or doctoral degree program in a university or polytechnic institution, or Specific professional degree programs at a university (e.g., Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Surgery).
  • A valid letter of acceptance from your designated learning institution (DLI)
  • Proof of enrolment letter from your DLI
  • Transcripts from your current program
  • Proof of their relationship to you, the student

For Applications Before March 19, 2024:

  • The international student must have a valid study permit.
  • The student must be eligible for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP).

The student must be enrolled full-time in designated types of educational institutions:

  • A public post-secondary school, such as a college or university, or CEGEP in Quebec
  • A private college-level school in Quebec
  • A Canadian private school that can legally award degrees under provincial law (for example, a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree)

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For Extended Open Work Permit:

  • You must have a valid study permit.
  • If You're eligible for a PGWP.

If you're a full-time student at one of these types of schools:

  • A public post-secondary school, such as a college or university, or a CEGEP in Quebec
  • A private college-level school in Quebec.
  • A Canadian private school that can legally award degrees under provincial law (for example, a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree)

Application Process

Application Process

Online Application

  • In most cases, spouses or partners must apply online for a work permit.
  • Benefits of applying online include instant submission, faster processing, and real-time status updates.

Preparation

  • Ensure necessary documents are scanned or photographed.
  • Have a valid credit or debit card for fee payment.

Instruction Guide

  • Review the instruction guide before completing the application to understand each field's requirements.

Online Tool

  • Prepare answers for the online questionnaire to generate a personalized document checklist.

Fee Payment

  • Pay processing fees online at the end of the application.

Online Account

  • Create or sign in to an online account to manage the application, payment, and status updates.

Validity and Other Work Permit Options

  • The open work permit's validity typically aligns with the international student's study permit duration.
  • If ineligible for this open work permit, spouses/partners may explore alternative work permit options.

Paper Application

A paper application can be submitted in cases of disability or technical issues with the online platform.

Supporting the career aspirations of spouses and common-law partners is crucial for international students in Canada. By understanding the eligibility criteria and navigating the application process for an open work permit, spouses and partners can embark on their professional journey while accompanying their loved ones during their educational endeavors in Canada

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