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How do I apply for an open work permit?

To apply for an open work permit:

If you are applying from outside Canada:

In the “Details of intended work in Canada” section of the IMM 1295 application form:

  • choose “Open Work Permit” for question 1
  • leave questions 2 to 6 blank

Pay your fees:

  • $100 open permit holder fee and
  • $155 work permit fee

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If you are applying from inside Canada:

In the “Details of intended work in Canada” section of the IMM 5710 application form:

  • choose “Open Work Permit” for question 1
  • leave questions 2 to 8 blank

Pay your fees:

  • $100 open permit holder fee and
  • $155 work permit fee

Find out how to:


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