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Old 02-09-2009, 02:16 PM
okucu okucu is offline
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Default Starting own business with OPEN WORK permit

Hi ,

My spouse is here on a 3 year work visa and I was granted an open work visa for the same duration .

Can I start a business / be partners in a business with my open work visa ??

If yes , what happens if my wife loses her job after I start my own business ?

What happens to my open work permit if I just start working somewhere and my wife then loses her work job .

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Old 02-14-2009, 03:40 PM
Tsveta Tsveta is offline
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did you try contacting CIC? They should know exactly what the rules are for an open work permit visa. Here is a link with some useful information about your rights as a foreign worker: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/tfw-rights.asp
I would suggest calling CIC for more information.
When does your visa expire?
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:57 AM
okucu okucu is offline
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Thanks for the suggestion . The problem is reaching someone to direct questions to at CIC - their helpline is just an automated voice system that does not lead to any thing I want to know . The website also has no detailed information about open work permits . I guess the only was is to talk to an immigration lawyer ...
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:14 AM
Swift Swift is offline
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That would be your best bet. If you can not make an appointment to go talk to someone at the CIC.
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:47 AM
joberiffic joberiffic is offline
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Well goodluck on the new field that you are going to take hope
things will work
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