Canada offers 2 types of work permits: Open work permits and Employer-Specific work permits, also known as Closed work permits. These are temporary work permits. Open work permits, as the name suggests, authorizes the holder to work for any employer in Canada. An employer-specific work permit, on the other hand, will allow the holder to only work for a specific employer at a specific location in Canada.
Now, while open work permit holders are at no risk of losing their status in Canada based on their employment status, employer-specific work permit holders are limited to only one employer. Therefore, losing their employment will mean an end to their stay in Canada.
Losing your temporary residence status based on your employment is particularly aggravating for temporary workers after all the effort that has been into successfully applying for a work permit. However, if you have been wrongfully terminated from your job, there is a way for you to address these issues.