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Jgolbel

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Nov 17, 2021
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My LMIA work visa will expire in late September, and with the latest update on processing times, I'm worried I might need to apply for a BOWP.
AOR sept 22nd, no updates since October 29th.

Should I? How likely is it that the PR is issued before the BOWP is issued, therefore spending $510 (me + wife) for nothing? This situation sucks.
Your not elegible for BOWP.
 
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asiqur

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Dec 8, 2021
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My LMIA work visa will expire in late September, and with the latest update on processing times, I'm worried I might need to apply for a BOWP.
AOR sept 22nd, no updates since October 29th.

Should I? How likely is it that the PR is issued before the BOWP is issued, therefore spending $510 (me + wife) for nothing? This situation sucks.
No one can estimate how long more it’s going to take to reach our final decisions. I wasn’t worried about the updates on processing times. But I am very concerned about the steep decline in cases being processed (<46 a day) for CEC.
If you don’t want to jeopardize your situation in September, and you meet all the requirements (R10 met and living outside Québec), I would recommend going for BOWP. If you get your PR before, great, if you don’t, you’ll still have a 2 year work permit. Which is supposedly enough for IRCC to wakeup and make a decision (paraphrasing Minister Fraser’s statement). I also recently applied myself and for my family even though my situation is more complicated being in Québec on a close work permit, but I had a new job offer outside Québec so it was worth a try ;)
 
 

DerekGe

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Feb 8, 2022
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Your not elegible for BOWP.
if you can recive PR before the BOWP aprroval, you can cancel the BOWP application and they should return your application Fee. Or you can ask your current company to extend your current LMIA WP, they should do it for you free.
 

asiqur

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Dec 8, 2021
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if you can recive PR before the BOWP aprroval, you can cancel the BOWP application and they should return your application Fee. Or you can ask your current company to extend your current LMIA WP, they should do it for you free.
Not if they have already started processing their application :D

Going with the company is even better idea if the company can extend your contract, and you’re outside Québec @sfv89.
 
 

apanner

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Feb 23, 2019
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NOC Code......
5241
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Yes
OMG... 11 months processing time... todays update


Canadian experience class -11 months
 

sfv89

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Mar 1, 2022
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No one can estimate how long more it’s going to take to reach our final decisions. I wasn’t worried about the updates on processing times. But I am very concerned about the steep decline in cases being processed (<46 a day) for CEC.
If you don’t want to jeopardize your situation in September, and you meet all the requirements (R10 met and living outside Québec), I would recommend going for BOWP. If you get your PR before, great, if you don’t, you’ll still have a 2 year work permit. Which is supposedly enough for IRCC to wakeup and make a decision (paraphrasing Minister Fraser’s statement). I also recently applied myself and for my family even though my situation is more complicated being in Québec on a close work permit, but I had a new job offer outside Québec so it was worth a try ;)
This is exactly what I thought. I don't know why @Jgolbel says I'm not eligible, my lawyer said I am, so I will go for it. I don't really think I would get my money back, and if the PR isn't approved once I get the BOWP approved, at least I am free to switch jobs and start making more money. I got LMIA but was offered a very low wage so any chance to improve my situation, either through PR or a BOWP is welcome, therefore extending my LMIA is not really an option for me.

I am indeed outside Quebec and meet all the requirements, my only concern in the 5 month processing time for the permit, but then again, who knows when our PRs will be approved so I better cover my bases and apply for the open permit as well.

Thanks!
 
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sfv89

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Mar 1, 2022
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I don't know how it worked, but I called IRCC and even though there's an 83 minute wait time, I'm in the queue to speak to an agent!
It took 5 tries this time, I've called before over 20 times with no luck. Hopefully I have an update if/when I speak to an agent.
I guess it's just luck.
 
 

asiqur

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Dec 8, 2021
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This is exactly what I thought. I don't know why @Jgolbel says I'm not eligible, my lawyer said I am, so I will go for it. I don't really think I would get my money back, and if the PR isn't approved once I get the BOWP approved, at least I am free to switch jobs and start making more money. I got LMIA but was offered a very low wage so any chance to improve my situation, either through PR or a BOWP is welcome, therefore extending my LMIA is not really an option for me.

I am indeed outside Quebec and meet all the requirements, my only concern in the 5 month processing time for the permit, but then again, who knows when our PRs will be approved so I better cover my bases and apply for the open permit as well.

Thanks!
You’re welcome. I think you’ll still be considered « implied status » or « maintained status » while your BOWP is being processed, so I don’t see why you won’t be able to continue working? But if you’re still on hold, ask the agent if you can continue working while waiting for BOWP, because I received a letter after my BOWP submission which says I can continue working for a certain period (September in my case), where as, my WP is valid until October. lol
 

sfv89

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Mar 1, 2022
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I know I can continue working, but I want to be able to switch jobs ASAP. I was hoping to get my PR long ago, so for now BOWP is my best option if the PR continues to delay.