Can I directly apply for H4EAD for my wife after we return from Canada PR

Hi Anil,

I have an i140(priority date in 2018) and my wife is on H4 EAD. Currently due to work, we need to move to Canada and plan to return to US in 2 years.
Question: Can I directly apply for H4EAD for my wife after we return or do I need to go through new i140 approval process?

Thanks.

if your old I140 was not revoked within 180 days of approval, you can apply for H4 EAD based on that I140.