Work permit for spouse
Spouses of work permit holders can apply for open work permit. This work permit allows the spouses and common law partners to work in their chosen field of work and with any employer who may want to offer them a job. The employer does not need to go through the LIMA process if the employee is the spouse of a person who already holds a temporary foreign work permit. The spouses receive a work permit for the same time as the temporary work permit holder. These open work permits are available to spouses of work permit holders who are working in a highly skilled job or in job occupations of NOC level 0, A or B.