I'm in the process of sponsoring my wife for PR. I'm a Canadian citizen, she is a U.S. citizen who's been working and living in Canada with me for the past few years with 1-year work permits (renewed annually at the border).
I've sent off the sponsorship paperwork, but it seems like it will take a few months for anything to really happen on the file. Her current permit (and OHIP, etc.) will expire in February 2011. Her employer is of course willing to offer her a permanent role, or another "1 year" contract as they have in the past.
My question is, what's the best course of action for her? Ideally we'd like her to continue with OHIP coverage and her job. Being unsure whether there will be any adjudication complete on her application for PR within a year, can she get a "2 year" offer/permit, or...