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(Super Delay) Work Permit Extension (inland) Timelines Here...

MarsiaMS

Hero Member
Jul 5, 2016
449
178
Northern British Columbia
Visa Office......
Sydney, NS
NOC Code......
4152
App. Filed.......
27-01-2017
AOR Received.
15-03-2017
IELTS Request
submitted with application
Med's Request
28-02-2018
Med's Done....
upfront
Hello to all,
There appears to be (based on the many different application “submission” dates) no genuine rhyme or reason as to how to correctly attain a WP approval within the “current processing times”. Some seem to have luck with calling IRCC, while others have better luck sending repeated webforms. Some applications sent in mid August have only just been approved, while others from September are also getting notification, and for the extremely unfortunate ones, application submission dates have long since passed 100 days! (all observed through the various pages of this thread).
I have no answers, no “faster, correct” way of getting what we all wish for. I only have my experience to share with you all.
Below is my timeline, from application submission date, to WP approval.
(For reference, the application was for: BOWP + SOWP (Principal applicant + 1 dependant, both In-country)
  • September 8th - IRCC acknowledgement email that applications had been submitted
  • November 15th - 68th Day
  • November 16th - Sent case specific webforms to IRCC, stating applications had surpassed the current processing times.
  • November 17th - Email received from IRCC - Generic response, stating applications had been checked, all seemed in order, rest assured I would be informed as soon as a decision had been made
  • November 22nd - 75th Day - Another case specific webform was sent to IRCC, again stating the applications had well passed the current processing times of (currently) 69 days.
  • November 26th - Email received from IRCC - Generic response once again, stating applications had been checked, though this time actually acknowledging the September 8th submission date. Stating also that the application was within “normal processing times” which made no sense at all, as it clearly was not.
  • November 27th - Email from IRCC - OWPs approved
I wish everyone the greatest success, and hope the wait will be over sooner rather than later.
Thanks for this!
Did you receive both work permits at once?
 

pliscki

Full Member
Feb 21, 2016
25
4
Have you got approval?
No, I applied on Oct,15th. But I have a trip booked for Dec,30th and my work permit has expired today. With an implied status if I leave Canada I won't be able to work. So I'm waiting for my PR application, that has just crossed 7 months, or the BOWP.

EDIT!
Sorry I thought you had asked that to me.
 

Zahida

Star Member
Jul 23, 2011
142
10
Calgary Alberta
Category........
PNP
App. Filed.......
06-10-2016
AOR Received.
03-01-2017
Med's Request
06-11-2018
Med's Done....
13-11-2018
I have been waiting for 4 months. :(
:(
Best of luck.
What could be the reason for this much delay?
For me, i applied for bowp on 16th August. Still waiting. I don't understand why is it taking this much long for some of the applications. I have read in some posts, people are getting bowp within 2 months.
 
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Debret

Star Member
Mar 27, 2018
80
34
Nomination.....
04/04/2018
AOR Received.
20/08/2018
Med's Request
02/05/2019
Med's Done....
21/05/2019
Passport Req..
02/07/2019
:(
Best of luck.
What could be the reason for this much delay?
For me, i applied for bowp on 16th August. Still waiting. I don't understand why is it taking this much long for some of the applications. I have read in some posts, people are getting bowp within 2 months.
I applied August 14th and I'm still waiting.
:(
 

Debret

Star Member
Mar 27, 2018
80
34
Nomination.....
04/04/2018
AOR Received.
20/08/2018
Med's Request
02/05/2019
Med's Done....
21/05/2019
Passport Req..
02/07/2019
Have you got approval?
No! Still waiting :( The agent on the phone asked me if I applied for the PR too... and I actually did indeed. But my application for PR is paper-based. I applied for both the WP extension and the Paper-based PR in August. Do you think this is somehow related to the delay?