Canada always welcome the talented temporary foreign workers and try to retain them to
ensure continued economic growth. The Bridge Open Work Permit (BOWP) in Canada is a
win-win situation for both the skilled immigrants and Canadian economy. Those who already
have a work permit that is about to expire and have already submitted their application for
Permanent Residence, shall apply for a BOWP, as this permit is designed to effectively bridge
the time gap between the expiry of your current work permit and the conclusion of the
processing of the already submitted application for Canadian Permanent Residence.
However, in order to obtain the Bridging Open Work Permit, the foreign nationals who have
submitted the application for Permanent Residence must have a positive eligibility assessment
issued by the IRCC.
Applicants must have applied for one of the following programs in order to be eligible for Canadian Bridging Open Work Permit;