Spouse Work Permit

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Are you a student or working professionally in Abroad and want your spouse or partner to join you? They might be eligible for a Spouse Open Work Permit. They will be allowed to work full time while you study.

This Spouse Open Work Permit is a work permit but not for a specific job. This allows the spouse to accept any job offer via any employer. When your spouse applies for the Spouse Open Work Permit, it is valid only until your Study Permit is valid. In some cases, the spouse might be required to go through a medical exam.

Who is Eligible for a Spouse Open Work Permit?

An international student studying in Canada full-time and having a valid study permit can have their spouse with them on Spouse Open Work Permit. Your spouse or common-law partner does not necessarily need a job offer in hand to apply for the same. Their work permit is valid as long as your study permit is valid.

When to Apply for a Spouse Open Work Permit?

Your partner or spouse can apply for the Spouse Open Work Permit before or after coming to Canada. Their Work Permit VISA is issued for the same time as your study permit. There are certain cases when Canadian VISA offices offer the candidates their study permit and the Spouse Work Permit at the same time.
In this case, you will have to bear the additional fee for the Spouse Work Permit and complete the application. You can consult with the Seven seas immigration and education services to help you with the entire application process.
Some spouses even apply for Spouse Open Work Permit when they are in Canada. As they visit their spouse and plan on staying further with them, they can apply for a permit from Canada. In any case, the spouse does not need the Temporary Residence VISA (TRV), so they can apply for the work permit at the airport or the border from where they enter Canada.

Conditions for Work Permit

The work permit issued by the governing body, IRCC, has its restrictions and rules. The international students who were not asked to go through the medical examination in the Immigration process before entering Canada face certain situations. They may be subject to certain conditions or workplace restrictions that need the immigration medical examination performed.

  1. Health Care Setting
  2. Primary and Secondary Education Convenience
  3. Child Care

How long does the Spousal Open Work Permit take?

Any regular Immigration service takes up several months, and so is the application process of Spouse Open Work Permit. This is because there are several factors taken into account that affect the entire processing time.