There is a new time-limited pilot project under which
Immigration Canada will issue open work permits to accompanying
dependants of a temporary foreign worker in Ontario if the worker
holds a work permit valid for six months or longer and is a Skilled
Worker. The pilot will operate from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010
inclusively. This initiative will only apply to qualifying foreign
nationals who are destined to the province of Ontario.
To qualify, the dependent children of foreign nationals must
meet a number of criteria including being eligible to work in the
province of Ontario. The applicant must also be a dependent child
of a foreign national where the principal applicant is entering
Canada, is destined to Ontario as a Temporary foreign worker and
possesses a valid, job-specific work permit with a minimum duration
of six months in an occupation found within skill levels 0, A or B
of the National Occupation Classification (NOC) system.
Those who qualify will be issued Open (non-employer specific)
work permits without requiring an LMO (Labour Market Opinion) from
Service Canada. A dependant's work permit will only be issued
after the primary applicant has been found to be eligible for a
work permit, and the dependant may apply for an open work permit at
the same time as the principal applicant or after through a
Canadian Consulate abroad, at the border/port of entry or from
within Canada (in-land). The duration of the open work permit must
not exceed the expiry date of the principal applicant's work
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