Starting January 30, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (“IRCC”) will expand eligibility to work in Canada to spouses and dependent children of most work permit holders at all skill levels. An individual will be eligible for an open work permit if you are a spouse, common-law partner or dependent child of a work permit holder who works in a job of any Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER) category (0 to 5), or is the principal applicant and has an open work permit (example: post-graduation work permit holders at all skill levels), spouse, common-law partner or dependent child of an economic classes permanent resident applicant who holds a work permit.

The spouses and dependents of workers in a TEER 4 or 5 job under the low-wage stream of the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program and the Agricultural Stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program are not eligible at this time.

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