Spouse Open Work Permit

SOWP allows spouses of foreign works to work in Canada for any employer

SOWP allows spouses of certain temporary foreign workers to work for any employer anywhere in Canada. Who can apply for SOWP:

  • Foreign nationals whose spouse is in Canada on study permit
  • Foreign nationals whose spouse is in Canada on work permit (based on NOC and wage of the spouse in Canada). However, IRCC now have introduced a new two-year temporary measure, that would allow spouses of all temporary foreign workers irrespective of their job skill and wage.  Click here to read more
  • Foreign nationals who have applied to be sponsored by their spouse.

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