Open Work Permit


Open work permits (OWP) can be used to work for any employer in Canada except those:

  1. who regularly offer striptease;
  2. erotic dance;
  3. escort services; and
  4. erotic massages.

An Employer-specific work permit however allows you to work according to the conditions on your work permit and will usually specify:

  1. the name of the employer you can work for;
  2. how long you can work for; and
  3. the location where you can work (if applicable).

Take the What Type of Work Permit questionnaire on the Government of Canada website: Types of work permits


Determining the type of work permit you need is crucial. Let SLPC help you, contact us today.