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I’m a live-in caregiver and I’m ready to apply for permanent residence. Can I apply for an open work permit?

As a live-in caregiver, you can apply for an open work permit when you apply for permanent residence under the Live-in Caregiver Class.

You must also have:

  • held valid work permits under the program for two years or more; and
  • worked for at least 3,900 hours or 2 years as a live-in caregiver within no more than 4 years.

Send your work permit application in the same envelop as your permanent residence application before your current work permit expires.

An open work permit allows you to work for any employer for the length of time specified on the work permit.

See also: May I send my open work permit application and permanent residence applications separately?


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