Last Updated On 26 January 2023, 9:18 AM EST (Toronto Time)
Starting on January 30, 2023 – The
IRCC will temporarily extend open work permit eligibility to spouses and dependent children of most work permit holders at all skill levels.
This temporary policy was initially announced by Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser on December 2, 2022.
As announced, phase 1 of this new temporary policy will now come in effect beginning January 30.
Phase Effective Date Phase 1 – allows family members of employees who come to Canada to apply for an open work visa through the high-wage stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program or the International Mobility Program. January 30, 2023 Phase 2 – Following consultations, the legislation will be expanded to include family members of employees from the low-wage stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. To be decided Phase 3 – Consultation with agricultural partners and stakeholders will be conducted to examine the practical viability of expanding the measure to cover family members of agricultural employees. To be decided
Before this temporary policy, spouses were only eligible for a
spousal open work permit, if the principal applicant worked in a high-skill occupation, defined under TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3.
However, now spouses will be eligible for
open work permit if the principal applicant is working in any occupation under TEER 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5.
IRCC shared eligibility and ineligibility under this new spousal open work permit temporary policy as mentioned below.
Who is eligible?
common-law partner, or dependent child of a work permit holder is eligible, if the work permit holder in Canada: works in a job of any TEER (Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities) category (0 to 5), or have an open work permit such as PGWP (post-graduation work permit holder) at all skill levels, or are permanent resident applicant under economic class currently holding a valid work permit Who is not eligible at this time?
Spouses and dependents of work permit holders in TEER 4 or 5 jobs are not eligible at this time, if the work permit holders are currently working:
Children qualify as dependants if they are: unmarried or don’t have a common-law partner, and less than 22 years of age
Children aged more than 22 years can also qualify as dependants only if they are:
unable to support themselves financially because of a physical or mental condition, and rely on their parents for financially since before they were 22
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