yes you can leave Canada, and come back because you have multiple entry visa. Chances are very minimal that they won't allow you to re-enter. In normal circumstances, you can go in-and-out of Canada infinite number of times as long as you carry multiple entry visa stamped on your passport.
CIC only advised not to leave Canada , because number of applicants have lost their statuses.
Adzees.. Well said. At first i thought even with a multiple entry visa you can not be re-admitted. But i have proven this by re-entering the country with an Inland Application in process several times without raising an eyebrow. I put in my application in January and since then have been overseas,the states multiple times. in total i have left the country about seven to ten times.
The cic website your chances are slim of re entry if you try coming back without a visa or are using your "inloand Application" as an excuse and have no visa in your passport to get into Canada. Then it is not advised to try and leave.
HI! I am from Ukraine and I am married to canadian. We just have sent my inland application (kind of scary:)). I have a visitor multiple entry visa till the end of 2011. So I have some questions:
1. Can I leave Canada or not now?
2. And what should I do to apply for an open work permit? I just got my Master degree in Economics in Ukraine and my desire to work is huge. Staying at home and waiting is so frustrating!
Thanks everybody who can help with these questions!
Lululena, welcome to this board!.
To answer your questions (1) yes you can absolutely leave Canada so long as you still have your valid multiple entry visa. Once it expires i wouldnt try and leave
(2) You should have sent your OWP application together with your application but as Adzees has said you may have to wait for first stage approval which now is taking 8-9 months to get Approval In Principle then you can apply.
Also just to advise you that some employers in Canada and some places do not recognise any degrees that are not Canadian. I know too many people who are immigrants here and cannot get jobs or had to start school again as their degree in their home country was nopt recognised.
As an option to staying at hme. maybe you can volunteer?. time goes first if you are busy.
For me im a socialite so i love meeting new people. going out.., hiking, coffee, going to the gym,yoga etc and this has helped time go by.
I also LOVE to travel and since ive been here we have travelled in and ou tof the country. Numerous times (with my family of course!) Just anything to make time pass by faster. Id say give it up to a year (at this rate!) to hear anything.
Vegreville has been superslow this past july/August and i think they are back from (wherever!) and are kicking it!.
Anyway good luck and you will get great advise from here. you are in the right place