Work permit: Bringing your family with you to Canada
If you’re applying for a work permit, and your family members want to come to Canada, they must also apply to visit, or to work or study in Canada. They can apply at the same time as you.
Options for your spouse or common-law partner
If they plan to work in Canada
If they’re not eligible for an open work permit as your spouse or common-law partner, they must be eligible for another type of work permit. This could include their employer getting a labour market impact assessment.
If they don’t plan to work in Canada
If your spouse or common-law partner doesn’t plan to work, they may apply to come to Canada with you as either a
Options for your dependent children
Your dependent children may also apply to come with you to Canada as either a
If you’re eligible for the Global Skills Strategy
Your spouse, common-law partner and dependent children are also eligible for 2-week processing on their applications.
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