I'm really, really confused. Are you applying for a closed work permit or PR? If you're applying for a closed work permit, why do you need a bridging open work permit?Gdobssor: thank you very much for your answer. I applied for bopw, instead of using my PNP nomination for close work permit. Luckily, managed to reapply before nomination expired. My employer is awesome and supported me all way long. Even now when I lost my status they are willing to rehire me once restoration status received. At this point they were not sure if they could give temporary leave and I couldn’t fine any doc saying that it’s ok to give leave for one on restoration status. I hope that termination will not effect PR process and wait for work permit,
Thank you again for your help!
If you are applying for PR through Provincial nomination, has your employer given you a positive LMIA? Have you already received the nomination certificate? Have you already applied for permanent residency and sent everything off? Was your work visa still valid with less than four months remaining when you applied for the BOWP? If you answered yes to everything, then I can't understand why they would turn you down for a bridging open work permit.
They should be able to give you temporary leave. What Immigration Canada is concerned about is that you are taking a job away from a Canadian. By going on leave until you get a new work visa, you are not getting a wage, you are not on the payroll, you are not on the schedule. They will have to hire a Canadian to come into do your job. They will not get into trouble. If they're really that worried and they'd like to talk to an immigration lawyer, I can recommend a good one if they're in Saskatchewan. As for termination and PR process: Get your employer to write a letter saying that you have an offer of a permanent full time job pending renewal of a work visa or granting of PR if they are willing to do that.