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Can my husband work in Canada while I’m sponsoring him to b a permanent resident here

Discussion in 'Permanent Residence in Canada' started by Anne.hoks, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. If my American husband (married by common law only) comes to Canada and we officially married in Canada, can he stay and get a job in Canada while I’m applying for his PR status?!

    p.s. I’ve lived in Canada for 20 years since 1998 & have a PR status ever since, i met my current husband during travelling a year & a half ago , & stayed (overstayed) in America being with him, now I returned b4 my PR card expired
     
  2. Will a work visa b available for him while waiting for the process of PR status approval?!
     
  3. And how long the process will take to sponsor my husband?!
     
  4. If you have sufficient proof, you can apply as common-law without marrying.

    If he comes to Canada and you apply inland, he can include an OWP app. It takes 3-4 months to get the OWP.
     
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  5. Can my husband return back to American after we got married officially in Canada, and wait in American continue to work there... til he gets the work visa or PR status approved?!
     
  6. If you apply outland, yes. If you apply inland, he must stay in Canada; he cannot return to the US to wait for the OWP.
     
  7. Hmmmm....Just to clarify...
    So, can he & I get married in Canada, then he returns to America, and then, I proceed to submit the outland application. Yes?!
     
  8. Yes.
     
  9. Thank you very much for the clarification!
     
  10. The outland application is not eligible for the OWP.
     
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  11. Oooh!
    Good to know. Thank you so
     
  12. #12 SPIRATY, Nov 9, 2019 at 6:54 PM at 6:54 PM
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2019 at 7:53 PM
    p.s. I’ve lived in Canada for 20 years since 1998 & have a PR status ever since, i met my current husband during travelling a year & a half ago , & stayed (overstayed) in America being with him, now I returned b4 my PR card expired
     
  13. Your PR status won't expire as a result of having an expired PR card.
    The PR card itself is only allowing you to book your flight and enter Canada from overseas. That does not affect on your status.
     
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  14. Thanks for the information!
     

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