December 2, 2012

Open Work Permit for FSW Backlog Reduction Pilot Applicant

If you are one of those invited to apply under Federal Skilled Workers (FSW) Program Backlog Reduction Pilot program and got a positive assessment from the province, you can now enter Canada earlier with an Open Work Permit.

Information about this option is availble  in Operational Bulletin 470 (Open Work Permit Requests from Provincial Nominees Identified Through the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Backlog Reduction Pilot) 

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:      

1. The applicant must be a participant in the FSW Backlog Reduction Pilot.     
2. The WP application must be accompanied by a letter of support from the nominating province that:         

- confirms the applicant is being nominated under the FSW Backlog Reduction Pilot; and        
- indicates the WP will only be valid for work in the nominating province. 

A Labor Market Opinion (LMO) is not required for this program.