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Bridging Work Permit

hsocs_12

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Nov 21, 2018
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Hi,

I submitted my PR application in Dec 10, 2018. My Post grad Open work permit (PGWP) is going to expire soon in June 16, 2019. So I am planning to apply for BOWP.
There are a few question in the IMM 5710 form that I am not sure how to answer . Please correct me if I am wrong with any answers. I would greatly appreciate any kind of help .

Q3 I am applying for one or more of the following:
a. A work permit with the same employer
b. An initial work permit or a work permit with a new employer
c. Restoration of your status as a worker
d. Temporary resident permit

(I am a post grad open work permit holder working for the same employer for more than a year, therefore I am inclined to choose option a. However I am thinking that option a would be suitable for applicants that hold a closed work permit or a job offer with LMIA [which I do not have]. In that case ,should I pick option b instead? )
For a open work permit holder, does it really matter whether I pick option a or b?

Under details of intended work in Canada:

Q1 What type of work permit are you applying for:
Answer: Open Work Permit
-The guide instructions provided in the CIC website, indicate the following:
"If you chose “Open work permit” or post-graduation work permit no information is required for question: 2,3,4,6,7,8."

This means I still need to answer question 5:
Q5 Duration of expected employment
Is it acceptable to put for example a year from today's date? What do you advise?

Other questions:
According to the instructions on the CIC website, I need to submit my AOR letter as part of the application documents, using the “Letter of Explanation” field (when applying online).
- Do I actually need to include a letter of explanation indicating that I am applying for a BOWP or do I just upload the AOR?


Thanks a lot
-HC
 
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Charan1990

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Sep 21, 2017
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Even I am looking to apply for BOWP, but dont know where to start.

I was told to wait until I have cleared 1st phase of confirmation like R10 or something.

Which I am not sure of yet.
 

leka

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Apr 12, 2018
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Category........
CEC
App. Filed.......
24-10-2017
AOR Received.
01-03-2018
Passport Req..
26-03-2019
Even I am looking to apply for BOWP, but dont know where to start.

I was told to wait until I have cleared 1st phase of confirmation like R10 or something.

Which I am not sure of yet.
you can only know that by getting gcms notes...R10 usually takes 1-3 months from AOR
 

leka

Hero Member
Apr 12, 2018
227
50
Category........
CEC
App. Filed.......
24-10-2017
AOR Received.
01-03-2018
Passport Req..
26-03-2019
Hi,

I submitted my PR application in Dec 10, 2018. My Post grad Open work permit (PGWP) is going to expire soon in June 16, 2019. So I am planning to apply for BOWP.
There are a few question in the IMM 5710 form that I am not sure how to answer . Please correct me if I am wrong with any answers. I would greatly appreciate any kind of help .

Q3 I am applying for one or more of the following:
a. A work permit with the same employer
b. An initial work permit or a work permit with a new employer
c. Restoration of your status as a worker
d. Temporary resident permit

(I am a post grad open work permit holder working for the same employer for more than a year, therefore I am inclined to choose option a. However I am thinking that option a would be suitable for applicants that hold a closed work permit or a job offer with LMIA [which I do not have]. In that case ,should I pick option b instead? )
For a open work permit holder, does it really matter whether I pick option a or b?

Under details of intended work in Canada:

Q1 What type of work permit are you applying for:
Answer: Open Work Permit
-The guide instructions provided in the CIC website, indicate the following:
"If you chose “Open work permit” or post-graduation work permit no information is required for question: 2,3,4,6,7,8."

This means I still need to answer question 5:
Q5 Duration of expected employment
Is it acceptable to put for example a year from today's date? What do you advise?

Other questions:
According to the instructions on the CIC website, I need to submit my AOR letter as part of the application documents, using the “Letter of Explanation” field (when applying online).
- Do I actually need to include a letter of explanation indicating that I am applying for a BOWP or do I just upload the AOR?


Thanks a lot
-HC
your PGWP is open right? you can work for any employer..I remember I chose option b even though I was still working for the same employer

Q1 just open work permit, no need to file info for the employer section

you need to submit AOR in a client info or additional document section (where you have an option to do it, I dont remember exactly..)
 

jes_ON

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Jun 22, 2009
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Category........
Visa Office......
New York
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
06-May-2010
AOR Received.
13-Aug-2010
File Transfer...
01-Mar-2011
Passport Req..
30-Jun-2011
VISA ISSUED...
12-Jul-2011 (received 25-Jul-2011)
LANDED..........
03-Sep-2011
Even I am looking to apply for BOWP, but dont know where to start.
There is plenty of information about the BOWP on the IRCC website.

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/work-canada/extend-permit/bridging-open-work-permit.html

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/temporary-residents/foreign-workers/provincial-nominees-permanent-resident-applicants/bridging-open-work-permits.html

I was told to wait until I have cleared 1st phase of confirmation like R10 or something.
The only benefit of waiting for this is if your PR application is rejected as incomplete, you will not loose your BOWP processing fees.("The open work permit holder fee can be refunded, but the processing fees cannot.")

I am not certain, however, how you would find out if/when you have passed the R10 completeness check and your application is put into processing - not sure if your online account receives an update when this happens.
 

AKamz

Member
Jan 12, 2018
19
2
Hi Hscos
Hi,

I submitted my PR application in Dec 10, 2018. My Post grad Open work permit (PGWP) is going to expire soon in June 16, 2019. So I am planning to apply for BOWP.
There are a few question in the IMM 5710 form that I am not sure how to answer . Please correct me if I am wrong with any answers. I would greatly appreciate any kind of help .

Q3 I am applying for one or more of the following:
a. A work permit with the same employer
b. An initial work permit or a work permit with a new employer
c. Restoration of your status as a worker
d. Temporary resident permit

(I am a post grad open work permit holder working for the same employer for more than a year, therefore I am inclined to choose option a. However I am thinking that option a would be suitable for applicants that hold a closed work permit or a job offer with LMIA [which I do not have]. In that case ,should I pick option b instead? )
For a open work permit holder, does it really matter whether I pick option a or b?

Under details of intended work in Canada:

Q1 What type of work permit are you applying for:
Answer: Open Work Permit
-The guide instructions provided in the CIC website, indicate the following:
"If you chose “Open work permit” or post-graduation work permit no information is required for question: 2,3,4,6,7,8."

This means I still need to answer question 5:
Q5 Duration of expected employment
Is it acceptable to put for example a year from today's date? What do you advise?

Other questions:
According to the instructions on the CIC website, I need to submit my AOR letter as part of the application documents, using the “Letter of Explanation” field (when applying online).
- Do I actually need to include a letter of explanation indicating that I am applying for a BOWP or do I just upload the AOR?


Thanks a lot
-HC

Hi there,

Did you ever get answers to these questions? I am at the same stage and dont know the answers. Coukd you please share what you finally did and was that accepted? Mainly Q3 and Q5. Thank you in advance
 

valycarrolito

Member
Aug 29, 2019
15
3
Hi,

I submitted my PR application in Dec 10, 2018. My Post grad Open work permit (PGWP) is going to expire soon in June 16, 2019. So I am planning to apply for BOWP.
There are a few question in the IMM 5710 form that I am not sure how to answer . Please correct me if I am wrong with any answers. I would greatly appreciate any kind of help .

Q3 I am applying for one or more of the following:
a. A work permit with the same employer
b. An initial work permit or a work permit with a new employer
c. Restoration of your status as a worker
d. Temporary resident permit

(I am a post grad open work permit holder working for the same employer for more than a year, therefore I am inclined to choose option a. However I am thinking that option a would be suitable for applicants that hold a closed work permit or a job offer with LMIA [which I do not have]. In that case ,should I pick option b instead? )
For a open work permit holder, does it really matter whether I pick option a or b?

Under details of intended work in Canada:

Q1 What type of work permit are you applying for:
Answer: Open Work Permit
-The guide instructions provided in the CIC website, indicate the following:
"If you chose “Open work permit” or post-graduation work permit no information is required for question: 2,3,4,6,7,8."

This means I still need to answer question 5:
Q5 Duration of expected employment
Is it acceptable to put for example a year from today's date? What do you advise?

Other questions:
According to the instructions on the CIC website, I need to submit my AOR letter as part of the application documents, using the “Letter of Explanation” field (when applying online) audacity temp mail origin.
- Do I actually need to include a letter of explanation indicating that I am applying for a BOWP or do I just upload the AOR?


Thanks a lot
-HC
I was told to wait until I have cleared 1st phase of confirmation like R10 or something.
 

OldBoy31

Star Member
Sep 6, 2016
125
22
Hi Hscos



Hi there,

Did you ever get answers to these questions? I am at the same stage and dont know the answers. Coukd you please share what you finally did and was that accepted? Mainly Q3 and Q5. Thank you in advance

Q3 I am applying for one or more of the following:
a. A work permit with the same employer -- you should check this if you are applying for Bridging OPEN WP.
b. An initial work permit or a work permit with a new employer -- you should check this if you are applying for the first time (PGWP) OR for CLOSED WP. Note: Closed WP are employer specific. If you're changing job you have to apply for new closed WP.
c. Restoration of your status as a worker - Check this if your worker status is expired. You have only 90 days after expiry to apply to restore your worker status. - Note: you cannot work until your status is restored.
d. Temporary resident permit -- Check this if your applying for a TRV. (Visitor visa)