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BOWP - Processing time?

gcastrobh

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Jul 31, 2019
36
3
Ottawa
Category........
CEC
NOC Code......
1221
AOR Received.
07-09-2019
Did anybody here apply for BOWP?
I applied on September 07, 2019 - no news after it.
Wondering how long it is taking...

My CEC is in MEP since October, 01 (AOR 07/Sep).

I need my BOWP paper to renew my OHIP :(
 
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csadangi

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Jul 1, 2017
325
65
Category........
CEC
Visa Office......
Edmonton
NOC Code......
2121
Job Offer........
Yes
App. Filed.......
17-07-2019
Doc's Request.
Additional documents submitted upfront on 16-08-19
AOR Received.
17-07-2019
IELTS Request
Jan-2019
Med's Done....
16-08-2019
Did anybody here apply for BOWP?
I applied on September 07, 2019 - no news after it.
Wondering how long it is taking...

My CEC is in MEP since October, 01 (AOR 07/Sep).
Same as work permit extension timeline - 115 days
 
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OldBoy31

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Sep 6, 2016
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Did anybody here apply for BOWP?
I applied on September 07, 2019 - no news after it.
Wondering how long it is taking...

My CEC is in MEP since October, 01 (AOR 07/Sep).
I applied for BOWP on June 16th. It was approved on October 9th.
Current processing time is 5+ months.
Bowp is considered to be work permit extension.
 

gcastrobh

Full Member
Jul 31, 2019
36
3
Ottawa
Category........
CEC
NOC Code......
1221
AOR Received.
07-09-2019
I applied for BOWP on June 16th. It was approved on October 9th.
Current processing time is 5+ months.
Bowp is considered to be work permit extension.
Thanks, I need my BOWP paper to renew my OHIP :(
 

csadangi

Hero Member
Jul 1, 2017
325
65
Category........
CEC
Visa Office......
Edmonton
NOC Code......
2121
Job Offer........
Yes
App. Filed.......
17-07-2019
Doc's Request.
Additional documents submitted upfront on 16-08-19
AOR Received.
17-07-2019
IELTS Request
Jan-2019
Med's Done....
16-08-2019
Thanks, I need my BOWP paper to renew my OHIP :(
It's a long wait. You cannot renew your OHIP with just your AOR for BOWP or PR. You need to have a valid document, saying this because I went through this and had to get travel insurance for my coverage.
 
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sethtammy

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May 16, 2019
93
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I'm on the same boat. Applied for BOWP and waiting. OHIP expired a few days ago and had to buy private insurance for this gap.
 
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victor101

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Jul 23, 2019
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I applied for BOWP on June 16th. It was approved on October 9th.
Current processing time is 5+ months.
Bowp is considered to be work permit extension.
Hi,
I submitted my BOWP last October 24. 2019. However, my lawyer told me to use new work permit application because my previous work permit is PGWP. I'm confused now whether I did the correct option. Thanks
 

csadangi

Hero Member
Jul 1, 2017
325
65
Category........
CEC
Visa Office......
Edmonton
NOC Code......
2121
Job Offer........
Yes
App. Filed.......
17-07-2019
Doc's Request.
Additional documents submitted upfront on 16-08-19
AOR Received.
17-07-2019
IELTS Request
Jan-2019
Med's Done....
16-08-2019
Hi,
I submitted my BOWP last October 24. 2019. However, my lawyer told me to use new work permit application because my previous work permit is PGWP. I'm confused now whether I did the correct option. Thanks
So you applied for both BOWP & WP application?
 

csadangi

Hero Member
Jul 1, 2017
325
65
Category........
CEC
Visa Office......
Edmonton
NOC Code......
2121
Job Offer........
Yes
App. Filed.......
17-07-2019
Doc's Request.
Additional documents submitted upfront on 16-08-19
AOR Received.
17-07-2019
IELTS Request
Jan-2019
Med's Done....
16-08-2019
Hi,
I only applied for BOWP.
You need to wait for at least 3 months to hear a response. They are currently processing applications from mid-July.
 

csadangi

Hero Member
Jul 1, 2017
325
65
Category........
CEC
Visa Office......
Edmonton
NOC Code......
2121
Job Offer........
Yes
App. Filed.......
17-07-2019
Doc's Request.
Additional documents submitted upfront on 16-08-19
AOR Received.
17-07-2019
IELTS Request
Jan-2019
Med's Done....
16-08-2019

victor101

Star Member
Jul 23, 2019
170
55
You need to wait for at least 3 months to hear a response. They are currently processing applications from mid-July.
Hi,


Thank you, I'm just worried about the option Work permit extension or New Work Permit. I'm just hoping the lawyer did the right assessment
 

csadangi

Hero Member
Jul 1, 2017
325
65
Category........
CEC
Visa Office......
Edmonton
NOC Code......
2121
Job Offer........
Yes
App. Filed.......
17-07-2019
Doc's Request.
Additional documents submitted upfront on 16-08-19
AOR Received.
17-07-2019
IELTS Request
Jan-2019
Med's Done....
16-08-2019
Hi,


Thank you, I'm just worried about the option Work permit extension or New Work Permit. I'm just hoping the lawyer did the right assessment
My guess is your application falls under WP extension as you mentioned you had a PGWP.

Telling this out of my experience - I changed employer and was considering it as a new WP in Canada. But CIC decided that it is a WP extension and took 110 days to process it.
When I asked CIC what falls under WP extension they mentioned - BOWP, change of employer WP, PGWP