Open Work Permit


Open Work Permit

An open work permit is not linked to a specific job, employer, or location. A foreign national with an open work permit may work in most jobs and may change employers without having to apply to IRCC for approval. Some open permits, however, may have restrictions.


An officer may issue one of two types of open work permits, with or without occupational restrictions, depending on the applicant’s medical status:


  • Unrestricted. It is generally issued to a foreign national who has passed a medical examination; it allows the applicant to work in any occupation, for any employer, at any location.
  • Restricted. It is issued to a foreign national and allows the applicant to work for an unspecified employer, but the occupation is restricted for public health reasons because the applicant has not passed a medical examination, or the occupation is restricted owing to the applicant’s medical condition


Contact Jiauddin Immigration today to learn more about these program and find out if you qualify for this program.


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