I have applied for a student permit for Fall 2019. My application is in process. In parallel, we also applied for a spouse open work permit for my husband and visitor visa for my daughter. My husband's visa has been rejected on these counts: Eligibility of a work permit in this category only applies to the spouse of a work permit holder under National Occupational Classification skill levels 0, A & B and Section 205 c ii of the Regulations My question is: Since I'm in the process of obtaining a student permit, should we have applied for a visitor visa for him instead, and then applied for a SOWP in Canada? Will appreciate advice from others and their experience.