Can my spouse or partner get a work permit too?
The rule for the three IEC work permit categories (Working Holiday, Young Professionals and International Co-op—Internship) is simple—each applicant must submit a profile in an IEC pool and applications are assessed separately.
Basically, your spouse or common-law partner will NOT automatically get a work permit under IEC to come with you.
However, your spouse or common-law partner may be eligible for a student visa or an open work permit. They could also come to Canada as a visitor.
In a few cases, their status as spouse or common-law partner of an IEC permit holder might help. For instance, if you are working in an occupation under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill type 0, A or B and if you have a six-month or more Young Professionals work permit, your spouse or common-law partner may be eligible to apply for an open work permit.
For more details, read IEC Canada — Spouse or Common-Law Partner Open Work Permit 101.