I am an American applying for an open work permit so I can join my husband in Canada. We applied for the OWP separate from the Permanent residence sponsorship. The visitor record I was initially in Canada with expired and my extension application was denied, although we were given no specific reason as to why. Does this mean my work permit will also be denied, or is it more likely to be denied now? Also, I applied all the way back on March 8th, 2019. Is there a reason it's taking so long? How much longer do I have to stay apart from my cat and my husband that I love, without all my things, and without a place to stay. What other options do we have so that we don't have to spend the first year of our marriage apart?