Study in Canada while your partner works legally and your kids go to school for free!
Spouse or common-law spouse
The partner of an international student has the possibility to obtain an open work permit. In order to obtain the visa, the partner must be studying in the following countries:
Private University which operates under the same conditions as a public institution; or
A private institution authorized by the provincial government to grant diplomas.
Benefits conferred with an open work permit:
An open work permit gives the holder the ability to work in any type of area in Canada, for the number of hours the worker desires. Normally this work permit is granted for the same number of hours as the partner's study permit.
By obtaining this visa the couple will not only benefit from gaining work experience in Canada, but will also be able to help with the family's expenses while in Canada.
Minor children in Canada do not require a study visa to attend school or daycare, as long as at least one parent has a work or study permit. In Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan it is 18 years of age, while in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland Labrador, Nova Scotia, Nunavut and Yukon it is 19 years of age.
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