WORK PERMIT: type of visa for dependents


This question is not related to PR directly and it is directed towards those who have got a Work permit to work for a Canadian employer before getting an ITA or PR application started.

  • What type of visas/permits would be required for your dependents? My understanding is that spouse can get an open work permit. Is that correct?

  • For kids, going to elementary/middle schools, do you need to apply for a school permit/visa ?

  • For kids who are not of school-going age , what type of visa is required ? Would they be on Visitor visa ? Or something else

Appreciate your help/knowledge sharing on this.


Appreciate any responses here from folks who have applied for dependent visas with their work permits.