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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by hayqinsbFX: 10:53pm On May 25
Can you share information on the GCMS.?
Opemipo21:


Nothing on my end either. Fingers crossed.

I did request the GCMS which was very informative. I believe a decision will be made as soon as travels can commence to Canada.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Opemipo21: 11:05pm On May 25
hayqinsbFX:
Can you share information on the GCMS.?

The GCMS note literally would tell you all the work that has been done on your application step by step. It will also inform you of any notes or recommendations that the Visa officer have made on your application. In my own situation, I was able to detect that it was after the email I sent that they started working on the application and that hey are actively working on the application. In my case it took 20 days to get the note after I requested for them.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Mrtoke: 2:31am On May 26
lennyk:
Good day all in this blessed house.

Please I want to urgently apply for sowp. My wife is in Canada and isn't working because of our two kids aged 11 and 7 years old.

Please what documents are needed for the application?

Do I also need police clearance?

God bless you all as you answer.
You cannot apply without your spouse having a job and she must have a job that is noc a,0 or b before you can b qualified to apply
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Mrtoke: 2:34am On May 26
I got a response from cic that my spouse application will be put on hold due to measures put in place to stop the spread of Covid 19.

I guess my application is not considered for processing because It’s really not long enough that I submitted my application
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Opemipo21: 1:30pm On May 26
Mrtoke:
I got a response from cic that my spouse application will be put on hold due to measures put in place to stop the spread of Covid 19.

I guess my application is not considered for processing because It’s really not long enough that I submitted my application

Sorry to hear that. When did you submit your application?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Mrtoke: 6:35pm On May 26
Opemipo21:


Sorry to hear that. When did you submit your application?




I applied on 2nd of April
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Opemipo21: 6:38pm On May 26
lennyk:
Good day all in this blessed house.

Please I want to urgently apply for sowp. My wife is in Canada and isn't working because of our two kids aged 11 and 7 years old.

Please what documents are needed for the application?

Do I also need police clearance?

God bless you all as you answer.

You can apply if your wife is a student. All in all, am guessing applications submitted on/after April 9 are not being processed but I might be wrong.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by lennyk: 3:08am On May 27
Yes she is currently a student. Thank you for your response.

I believe they are still attending to applications but they are currently not issuing visas till June 6th. (As announced)

Opemipo21:


You can apply if your wife is a student. All in all, am guessing applications submitted on/after April 9 are not being processed but I might be wrong.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Opemipo21: 5:34pm On May 28
Please refer to the link below as it list the conditions for what is considered an essential travel. If you meet one of the conditions, you can raise a CSE to get your application processed during this period and actually get a response without having any problems at the port of entry.

https://www.cicnews.com/2020/05/how-cbsa-determines-essential-travel-revealed-in-internal-memo-0514463.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter-20200528#gs.6x3jzr
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Mrtoke: 6:50pm On May 28
Opemipo21:
Please refer to the link below as it list the conditions for what is considered an essential travel. If you meet one of the conditions, you can raise a CSE to get your application processed during this period and actually get a response without having any problems at the port of entry.

https://www.cicnews.com/2020/05/how-cbsa-determines-essential-travel-revealed-in-internal-memo-0514463.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter-20200528#gs.6x3jzr
Cool �, thanks for sharing. You clearly fall in the essential category because you have a kid and your job is essential.
I work in IT but I don’t have a kid , I guessed that’s why they make a decision that they’ll place my application on hold but it’s arguable because my job is categorized as essential
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Mysine: 8:19am On Jun 01
Good morning house, please I have a question,
I got married in Nov 2019 and I have a visitor visa till May 2021. He has a PR and we submitted a PR application in April.
We just heard about the open work permit and we were wondering if it is possible to submit an open work permit pending the approval of the PR. I intend to join him fully in October.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by culkid: 11:13am On Jun 01
Mysine:
Good morning house, please I have a question,
I got married in Nov 2019 and I have a visitor visa till May 2021. He has a PR and we submitted a PR application in April.
We just heard about the open work permit and we were wondering if it is possible to submit an open work permit pending the approval of the PR. I intend to join him fully in October.

Since you have a visitor visa, go to Canada and apply for a work permit when you get there. You will get it much faster that way.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Mysine: 2:46pm On Jun 01
Thank you so much @culkid
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Mrtoke: 6:20pm On Jun 01
My application is now under review, saw this change last week Thursday
Applied on April 12
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by iwinosajack: 10:57pm On Jun 01
Since you have a visitor visa, go to Canada and apply for a work permit when you get there. You will get it much faster that way.

@Culkid @Mysine
Submitting a work permit application inside Canada as a visitor does not make the process faster. As a visitor, you still have to use the form “ application for work permit made outside Canada “ the application would be sent to lagos for processing & if approved, you would be required to exit Canada to activate the work permit at the border. Basically, it’s the same process as applying from Nigeria
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by iwinosajack: 11:13pm On Jun 01
Mysine:
Good morning house, please I have a question,
I got married in Nov 2019 and I have a visitor visa till May 2021. He has a PR and we submitted a PR application in April.
We just heard about the open work permit and we were wondering if it is possible to submit an open work permit pending the approval of the PR. I intend to join him fully in October.

@Mysine
It’s better you wait for the approval of your pr application. Ircc rarely approves TRV applications (visitor’s visas, work permits) for spouses of Canadians or PR holders. I guess you got your visitor visa before you got married to a pr holder
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Mysine: 8:08am On Jun 02
iwinosajack:


@Mysine
It’s better you wait for the approval of your pr application. Ircc rarely approves TRV applications (visitor’s visas, work permits) for spouses of Canadians or PR holders. I guess you got your visitor visa before you got married to a pr holder

Oh ok. Yes, I had my visitor visa before we got married.
Thank you so much.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Mysine: 8:10am On Jun 02
iwinosajack:


Since you have a visitor visa, go to Canada and apply for a work permit when you get there. You will get it much faster that way.

@Culkid @Mysine
Submitting a work permit application inside Canada as a visitor does not make the process faster. As a visitor, you still have to use the form “ application for work permit made outside Canada “ the application would be sent to lagos for processing & if approved, you would be required to exit Canada to activate the work permit at the border. Basically, it’s the same process as applying from Nigeria

Ok, thank you so much. A quick question please:
if I get my PR whilst in Canada as a visitor, will I be required to still go out and activate it at the border? Will I also require a US Visa to do that ?

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Neephemy: 6:15pm On Jun 02
Hello, I would like to ask if the embassy at Lagos is still allowing applicants to come for biometrics at this time. I want to submit my hubby’s application online but I don’t know if they are allowing people to come for biometrics due to covid. Your response would be appreciated

Thank you
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by iwinosajack: 6:37pm On Jun 02
Mysine:


Ok, thank you so much. A quick question please:
if I get my PR whilst in Canada as a visitor, will I be required to still go out and activate it at the border? Will I also require a US Visa to do that ?

If your passport & copr are sent to you in Canada, you would be required to book appointment at ircc office for landing. Alternatively, you can do flagpoling at the border if you cant wait for an appointment. Just go to any Canada/USA border, tell US immigration that you want to flagpole, they would put a flagpole stamp on ur passport & send you back to Canada, you don’t need a US visa for this.
If you applied from Nigeria, your ppr would most likely come via Ghana visa office. In that case, you would have to be in Nigeria.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by iwinosajack: 7:12pm On Jun 02
Neephemy:
Hello, I would like to ask if the embassy at Lagos is still allowing applicants to come for biometrics at this time. I want to submit my hubby’s application online but I don’t know if they are allowing people to come for biometrics due to covid. Your response would be appreciated

Thank you

Check VFS website for info. I doubt they would open their doors to the public if the lockdown is still in effect in Lagos

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Mysine: 3:05am On Jun 03
Thank you so much @iwinosajack. This is really helpful

iwinosajack:


If your passport & copr are sent to you in Canada, you would be required to book appointment at ircc office for landing. Alternatively, you can do flagpoling at the border if you cant wait for an appointment. Just go to any Canada/USA border, tell US immigration that you want to flagpole, they would put a flagpole stamp on ur passport & send you back to Canada, you don’t need a US visa for this.
If you applied from Nigeria, your ppr would most likely come via Ghana visa office. In that case, you would have to be in Nigeria.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by arrJay(f): 3:08pm On Jun 08
Mysine:


Ok, thank you so much. A quick question please:
if I get my PR whilst in Canada as a visitor, will I be required to still go out and activate it at the border? Will I also require a US Visa to do that ?

Hello, you don’t require a US Visa. When you get to the US border, just inform them you are flagpoling. They won’t allow you into the US, they would just let you do a U-turn back into Canada.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Mrtoke: 1:06pm On Jun 09
Temporary ban on visa application process suspended, visa processing to resume. More info here https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cicnews.com/2020/06/canada-resumes-temporary-visa-and-eta-processing-0614607.html/amp

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by hayqinsbFX: 9:59pm On Jun 09
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Mrtoke: 11:35pm On Jun 09
hayqinsbFX:
This page says something else
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/apply-visit-work-student.html#visa-applied
The s**t keep changing, the link to that news have this “ Note by CIC News: Several hours after this story was written, IRCC removed the web pages that contained the information below. CIC News has reached out to IRCC to confirm whether TRV and eTA applications are now in fact being processed. Please check back for more information.”
Cic pulled down the page that confirmed the suspension is lifted
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Petchemist(m): 10:55am On Jun 15


Thank you very much.
Congratulations once more.
Have u moved already before the pandemic became serious?
Did you and ur wife get admission? Or only you, while ur wife applied as accompanying spouse? Pls give us updates
Thanks
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Nellykuch: 8:18pm On Jun 18
Hello house! How is everyone fairing?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Mrtoke: 6:37pm On Jun 23
Opemipo21:


Mine says not applicable. Wonder what that means.
Same with mine, just wondering why medical isn’t updated for the past four weeks they’ve been reviewing my file because I had an upfront medical.
Did you have your medical updated yet?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Opemipo21: 7:02pm On Jun 23
Mrtoke:

Same with mine, just wondering why medical isn’t updated for the past four weeks they’ve been reviewing my file because I had an upfront medical.
Did you have your medical updated yet?

When did that change for you? My medical has been updated as passed since February 19, 2020.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Mrtoke: 9:05pm On Jun 23
Opemipo21:


When did that change for you? My medical has been updated as passed since February 19, 2020.
My file review of eligibility started on 28th of May but my medical is still showing you do not need medical. We will send you a message if this changes.

I’m just curious that’s why I’m reaching out to know what’s up.

Edit: we submitted upfront medical alongside our application

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