Under Pilot Projects, family members of temporary workers in British Columbia will be granted permission to work.
Temporary foreign workers are those who are allowed to work in Canada for Canadian employers.
Previously, only spouse or common-law partners of temporary foreign workers employed in managerial, professional or skilled trades job were eligible to obtain an open work permit in British Columbia, which allows you to work for any employer. From August 15, spouses, common- law partners and working age dependants of temporary foreign workers will be eligible to work under any employers.
CIC believes giving chance to spouses, common- law partners and working age dependants of temporary foreign workers will support local business and ultimately contribute to economic growth.
Up to 1,800 open work permit will be available under the pilot project, which will end on 15 February 2013.