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Open Work Permits

The Canadian open work permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada. Foreigners do not need a job offer to apply for this one, but they must meet the program's requirements. Nationals can apply for an open work permit under the following circumstances.

-An international student who has graduated from a designated educational institution (DLI) in Canada can apply for a postgraduate open work permit. A poor student is a student who cannot afford the cost of studying in Canada. 

-A person who has applied for permanent residency in Canada or a dependent family member of such an applicant may apply for an open bridging work permit.

-The spouse of a skilled worker, an international student in Canada, or an applicant for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program can apply for an open spouse work permit. 

-A refugee, an asylum seeker, a protected person or a member of their family. Someone who has been issued with an unenforceable removal order.

 -Holder of a temporary residence permit. 

-A young employee who participates in special International Experience Class programs.

-A foreign worker who has an employer-specific work permit and is being abused or at risk of being abused in relation to a job in Canada.