My PNP work support letter explicitly specifies that it is LMIA exempt (exception code T13) and therefore closed and employer restricted, which is why my original work permit required a compliance fee paid through the employer portal. I'm just wondering whether the compliance fee needs to be paid again for the new work permit. There doesn't seem to be any information about it online. But my guess is it probably will.You can do it on your own online. I'm not sure about processing it at the border. I read that getting an open work permit at the border is kind of complicated, but I am not sure. I don't know if it is only a rumor. I extended my post-graduate work permit at the border and I got it closed as your, sponsored by my employer . My friends, who had to renew their work permits, they did online and their employer did not pay the fee. That is why the received an open work permit. Since you have your file number you have the right to apply to a bridge work permit.