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Spouse Open Work permit

pramod104

Newbie
Oct 8, 2019
3
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Somewhere in this thread I saw that the processing times for SOWP comes under Work-permit extension so after checking the below site it says currently the applications are getting processed which are applied on June 4th 2019. You guys are not that far now.

We have applied under this category for my spouse on July 17th and hoping for the approval soon (fingers crossed).

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/check-processing-times.html

Please keep us posted if you get your approvals and the timelines.

Thanks,
Pramod
 

Atta palwasha

Newbie
Oct 6, 2019
9
0
Somewhere in this thread I saw that the processing times for SOWP comes under Work-permit extension so after checking the below site it says currently the applications are getting processed which are applied on June 4th 2019. You guys are not that far now.

We have applied under this category for my spouse on July 17th and hoping for the approval soon (fingers crossed).

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/check-processing-times.html

Please keep us posted if you get your approvals and the timelines.

Thanks,
Pramod
Sure I'll post here!
 

Jagan1992

Star Member
Sep 30, 2019
109
13
I applied on June 10th with upfront medicals and still no update. Now they must be processing applications from the first-second week of June. So I think you don't need to worry. I guess you should get a reply somewhere in the beginning or mid October
August is student opening session so one should wait for August to pass because they have backlogs of so many student cases so in the meanwhile they stop focusing on work permit cases
 

Jagan1992

Star Member
Sep 30, 2019
109
13
Somewhere in this thread I saw that the processing times for SOWP comes under Work-permit extension so after checking the below site it says currently the applications are getting processed which are applied on June 4th 2019. You guys are not that far now.

We have applied under this category for my spouse on July 17th and hoping for the approval soon (fingers crossed).

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/check-processing-times.html

Please keep us posted if you get your approvals and the timelines.

Thanks,
Pramod
Sowp doesn't come under work permit extension because when u log into Gov website it shows options
Work permit inside Canada
Work permit outside Canada
But in case where it is written work permit extension no inside outside is stated because it is deemed that work permit extension is for the person who already has a valid work permit
 

pramod104

Newbie
Oct 8, 2019
3
0
Sowp doesn't come under work permit extension because when u log into Gov website it shows options
Work permit inside Canada
Work permit outside Canada
But in case where it is written work permit extension no inside outside is stated because it is deemed that work permit extension is for the person who already has a valid work permit
I understand that it doesn't come under work-permit extension but the processing times come under that (again not stated by me, if you go back to March 11 2019 conversation, you can see) and by looking at the processing times it looks realistic than any other category (with other category we could have got the visa's by now and our spouses would be working by now)
 

maba

Star Member
May 21, 2014
114
17
I am applying for SOWP. In the form imm5257 the first question as if I am principle applicant or spouse of principle applicant.
I am confused that which should I tick as I am a spouse of a skilled worker who is already working in Canada on a close work permit.
Please someone reply urgently.
Thanks
 

sharmamukesh2082

Full Member
Aug 4, 2019
25
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I understand that it doesn't come under work-permit extension but the processing times come under that (again not stated by me, if you go back to March 11 2019 conversation, you can see) and by looking at the processing times it looks realistic than any other category (with other category we could have got the visa's by now and our spouses would be working by now)
sir i had applied owp on 18 may 2019 and submitted biometrics on 2nd june 2019 and now they are working on file received on 09th june according to work permit extension but still i did not get any information regarding my application. could please help me to know about the exact processing time.
 

squgeim

Full Member
Aug 18, 2018
38
1
I am in Canada with a one-year study permit for September session. My wife applied for Open Work Permit on 16 Sep 2019. We have linked the paper application online and it is stuck at "Background Check" and "Reviewing Eligibility". We haven't received a request for medical yet.

Has anyone gotten a response for August/September application?

Country of application: Nepal (processing at IRCC, New Delhi)
 

Alliecattie

Newbie
Oct 15, 2019
3
0
Hi All

My partner and I live in the UK. We've lived together longer than 10 years now, so classed as common-law partners.
He will be applying for a work permit as he's been offered a job in Toronto - my question is, can I apply for an open-work permit when he applies? Or do I need to wait for his permit to be processed before applying for mine?

Also, the company are thinking of taking him over as a foreign temp worker whilst they wait for the permit to be approved - could I go over with him whilst we wait?

Thank you :) :)
 

pramod104

Newbie
Oct 8, 2019
3
0
sir i had applied owp on 18 may 2019 and submitted biometrics on 2nd june 2019 and now they are working on file received on 09th june according to work permit extension but still i did not get any information regarding my application. could please help me to know about the exact processing time.
I am not sure how I can help you here, I am in the same boat as yours. Perhaps you have to login and check the status of your application, hopefully there would be some change in status other than 'Under processing'
 

usmanshk

Hero Member
Aug 28, 2019
377
215
Hi, I applied for my wife's SOWP who is in Pakistan.
First her Visa was rejected due to my lawyers stupidity - so Biometrics were already performed.

New Application submitted - 6 September 2019
Medical submitted upfront.
Biometrics (from previous application)
Medical Passed - 13 September 2019.

Eligibility and Background in process. What am i supposed to do? does this take that much time?
 

Atta palwasha

Newbie
Oct 6, 2019
9
0
Hi, I applied for my wife's SOWP who is in Pakistan.
First her Visa was rejected due to my lawyers stupidity - so Biometrics were already performed.

New Application submitted - 6 September 2019
Medical submitted upfront.
Biometrics (from previous application)
Medical Passed - 13 September 2019.

Eligibility and Background in process. What am i supposed to do? does this take that much time?
Yes dear it will take atleast 4 months.. you need to wait patiently, I'm in the same boat.. applied on 25th of june ,& after biometric not even a signal update biometric and it still shows that "we are reviewing your application and will send you a message once final decision has been made"
 

usmanshk

Hero Member
Aug 28, 2019
377
215
Yes dear it will take atleast 4 months.. you need to wait patiently, I'm in the same boat.. applied on 25th of june ,& after biometric not even a signal update biometric and it still shows that "we are reviewing your application and will send you a message once final decision has been made"
But i heard that after medical passed the process is much quicker!!