Bridging Open Work Permit

Bridging open work permits for some Quebec skilled workers

Quebec skilled worker class (QSWC) applicants who have a permanent residence application under this class can now obtain a BOWP.

A Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP) allows applicants to work and remain in Canada. Of course, applicants must meet certain requirements. For example, QSWC applicants can apply if they have passed a completeness check under section 10 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR). They also need to meet other eligibility requirements.

Specific eligibility – Quebec skilled workers

Under the terms of the Canada–Quebec Accord, Quebec is responsible for the selection of applicants destined to its province. However, IRCC is responsible for determining admissibility. Moreover, the province of Quebec issues a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ) to selected applicants.

According to the updated instructions, applicants in the Quebec skilled workers class are eligible for a BOWP after a completeness check [R10]. Also, they must have a valid CSQ at the time they submit an application for Permanent Residence.

The application process for Bridging Open Work Permit

Most in-Canada applicants must submit their work permit applications online. Of course, BOWP is no exception. However, you may apply on paper if you have a disability or another valid reason that prevents you from an online application.

The process is similar to a regular work permit application. You create an online application and upload all the files and forms. Of course, you may consider hiring a professional if you don’t know how to do it.

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