An open work permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada, except for an employer: who is listed as ineligible on the list of employers who have failed to comply with the conditions, or who, on a regular basis, offers striptease, erotic dance, escort services or erotic massages.
You Can apply for an Open Work Permit if,
Dependent Family Member Class
you are a family member of,
a skilled worker in an occupation under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill type 0, A or B, or
an international student at a public post-secondary school, such as a college or university.
you are a family member, who has been included in an application for permanent residence on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, and you have received a letter stating that your application has been found eligible
you are applying or have already applied for permanent residence under the Spouse or Common-law Partner in Canada class and Your spouse or common-law partner is
a skilled worker in an occupation under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill type 0, A or B, or an international student at a public post-secondary school, such as a college or university.
you are a family member of a foreign representative
you are a family member of a foreign military member who is working in Canada
you are the family member of someone whose application has been approved under one of the following:
Spouse or Common-law partner in Canada
Live-in Caregiver Program
Permanent Residence applicants
you are already working in Canada, your work permit is due to expire within four months and your application has been found complete or received a positive eligibility assessment under one of the following:
Federal Skilled Worker Program
Canadian Experience Class
Provincial Nominee Program
Federal Skilled Trades Program
Caring for Children Class
Caring for People with High Medical Needs Class
2. Employer-specific work permits
An employer-specific work permit allows you to work according to the conditions on your work permit, which include: