Bridging Open Work Permit is a transitional work permit, allowing foreign workers who are waiting for immigration to be approved but the work permit is about to expire to get an open work permit.
There are many restrictions on applying for a bridge work permit, including a person must hold a valid work permit, cannot apply for restoration of identity, cannot hold other types of visas, cannot apply outside Canada, or apply at the border, and can only apply within Canada.
Must be in Canada
When submitting the application, the original work permit must be expired within 4 months
Immigration application has been submitted to the Canadian Federal Government and passed the preliminary review stage
Bridge work permit has nothing to do with the employer and provincial nomination.
The only restriction is that the Employment restrictions on the nomination letter should be NO.
Even though bridge work permit is open work permit, the holder still cannot change their job at any time.
Especially for immigrants who have obtained provincial nomination through employer sponsorship, they still need to continue to work for the same employers for certain periods.
For detailed information, please consult our ICCRC.