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Yes, in most cases, your spouse or common-law partner can work in Canada. However, they will usually need a work permit to work in Canada. They must apply for their own work permit.
In some cases, your spouse or common-law partner may be able to apply for an open work permit—allowing him or her to accept any job with any employer.
In other cases, your spouse or common-law partner must apply for a work permit for a specific employer. The employer may have to get a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). An LMIA allows an employer to hire someone for a specific job.
Article ID: 275
Category: Work permits