I need some assistance as my husband who is a canadian PR sponsored my in canada application on sep 2011 for a pr. We came here together last year and i came here on my WHP from New Zealand which will expire in may 2012. Our application status is still "application received" as it is taking them about 11 months to just approve the 1st stage ( so probably not approved until august 2012). My NZWHP will expire by then. I have a full time permanant job ( my dream job) that i am currently in. I spoke to CIC several times to inquire that if i send an open work permit application to extend my current work permit and while my 1st stage is being approved can i work under implied status. And all the time they said "yes" even after mentioning my NZWHP and client id number to them.
My question is that will i be able to work under that implied status from may2012- august or sept 2012. I have sent through the open work permit extension form to change the status. I have also received correspondence that they have received my open work permit application and that they will contact me in 60 days.
Can anyone help, am i legally allowed to work then as per Cic call centre
If you apply for renewal of your work permit in April, before the expiry of your current WP, probably a decision will be made by six (6) months. That means you will be under implied status till that time which is September 2012. That is what you need.