Bridging Open Work Permit

A bridging open work permit (BOWP) is a type of work permit issued to eligible individuals who are already in Canada and have submitted an application for permanent residence. It allows them to continue working in Canada while waiting for a decision on their application. The bridging open work permit is designed to bridge the gap between the expiry of their current work permit and the finalization of their permanent residence application. This permit is typically issued to individuals who have applied under certain immigration programs, such as the Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, or Federal Skilled Trades Program.

BOWP does not apply in situations where the Applicant has Provincial Nomination Certificate and,

  • has not applied for the federal processing, or
  • has not received Acknowledgement of Receipt (application number) from the IRCC for the federal part of the PR application.


Identity documents such as passport, digital photo, family booklets, national id cards
Proof of PR Application submission – Acknowledgment of Receipt (AoR)
Past work permits and other immigration status documents
Applicable immigration forms
We may ask for additional documents on a case basis

Our Service Fee For Bridging Open Work Permit

Did you know? Returning clients with previous professional services from YCI could save up to $200 on our professional plans. This does not apply to the Basic plan or consultations.

Below fee table is for the applicant only and does not include applicable government fees and taxes. If you are applying with dependent family members, please add $500 for spouse and $100 for each dependent child.


Reliable support of DIY clients.
  • Document checklists and samples
  • Answer your immigration questions
  • File review and improvement suggestions



Submit the best first application.
  • Document checklists and samples
  • Letter of explanation improvements
  • Comprehensive file review
  • Represented submission


Address past refusals from Canada.
  • Everything from Professional plan
  • Address past refusals
  • Includes restoration of status
  • JR suitability review
*The 'Basic' plan includes a 45 minutes consultation. In most cases, this is sufficient to address questions and review documents from clients who has drafted the application on their own. Additional time is available at $50 per 15 minutes or a portion of.
Not sure on where to start? Schedule a consultation today!
We can adjust the consultation fee in the final billing so it does not increase the total cost to you!