New Fee for Open Work Permit Applicants

Starting February 21, 2015, there will be a new fee of $100 levied on open work permit applicants. This fee will be collected at the same time as, and in addition to, the work permit processing fee (currently $155).

Foreign workers who are eligible to apply for open work permits include: those on a working holiday under the International Experience Canada program; Post-Graduate Work Permit applicants; Spouses/Common-Law partners of higher-skilled foreign workers and International Students; In-Canada Spouses approved for a work permit under the One-Year Pilot Project who have received first stage approval of their application; and certain foreign nationals who are already in Canada awaiting processing of their applications for permanent residence.

The lawyers of Capelle Kane attentively follow the changes related to work permits to provide our clients with the most up-to-date information available.