Canada Open Work Permit for H-1B Visa holder

18 July 2023 | Viewed 1005 times

The application process opened on July 16, 2023, and will remain open until 10k applications are received or 1 year, whichever is earlier.

A person with a valid USA H-1B visa is eligible to apply.

The Canadian work permit will be given for 3 years validity.
  • No Canadian job offer is needed.
  • No LMIA is needed (LMIA is equivalent to USA LCA).


The temporary public policy for H-1B visa holders is now closed. The intake cap of 10,000 primary applicants was reached and no additional applications are being accepted. Previous