Glossary of Terms
Allows temporary residents to work in Canada.
- Open Work Permit: Allows job-seekers to work for one or multiple employers. Post-graduate work permits and spousal work permits are open work permits.
- Employer-Specific (Closed) Work Permit: Allows job-seekers to work for one specified employer.
- Study Permit: Allows job-seekers to work up to 20 hours per week during their studies, and full-time during scheduled breaks.
- Post-graduate Work Permit: When students graduate, they may be eligible for a post-graduate work permit of up to three years.
An employer-led immigration process that helps employers hire and retain qualified job-seekers. Employers must first apply for designation under the AIP.
A score from 1-10 for language skills
- CLB 0-4 – limited language user
- CLB 5-6 – competent language user
- CLB 7-10 – expert or fluent language user
IELTS, CELPIP, TEF, and TCF are types of language tests.