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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by ruggedcontinues: 6:26pm On Oct 23, 2020
Good evening house,

Pls I applied for Canada work permit, my application was submitted on 13th Oct, along visa fee payment. I'm yet to receive BIL for my biometric. Pls like how many weeks does it take for me to receive mail for my biometric from the embassy? Urgent response is requested. Thanks.
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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Nobody: 2:08am On Oct 24, 2020
Opemipo21:
Passport request from IRCC. Online profile was not updated rather a call was received directly from the Canadian High Commission Lagos to submit passport for Stamping via Courier!
Just encouraging everyone to keep the hope alive!
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by hayqinsbFX: 3:40am On Oct 25, 2020
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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Dellaxlogistic: 5:01am On Oct 25, 2020
We ship from Nigeria to Canada at an affordable rate
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by blessbunmi(f): 8:55pm On Oct 26, 2020
Which airline did you fly in please
Opemipo21:


Sorry for the late reply. I have left for Canada. I was not asked for the COVID test at either of the borders.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by gbjobs1: 9:55am On Oct 27, 2020
Pls, I'm interested in this too. Prices are really high right now.

blessbunmi:
Which airline did you fly in please
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Chikaima18: 1:46pm On Oct 27, 2020
Hello everyone, thank you for all the information here. I am still trying to read up and I apologize if my question has been answered in the past.
Is there need to apply for sowp for kids with American passport? Thank you
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Mrtoke: 3:46pm On Oct 27, 2020
gbjobs1:
Pls, I'm interested in this too. Prices are really high right now.

Any update on your file
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Mrtoke: 3:49pm On Oct 27, 2020
Chikaima18:
Hello everyone, thank you for all the information here. I am still trying to read up and I apologize if my question has been answered in the past.
Is there need to apply for sowp for kids with American passport? Thank you
You don’t apply SOWP for kids, I think they’ll only need to apply for ETA since they’re Americans.

Find more information here on how to apply for one https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/eta/apply.html
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Nobody: 6:50pm On Oct 27, 2020
Mrtoke:

You don’t apply SOWP for kids, I think they’ll only need to apply for ETA since they’re Americans.

Find more information here on how to apply for one https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/eta/apply.html
No, americans don't even apply for eTA. Just ticket and passport. PR guys apply sha when flying only.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by hayqinsbFX: 4:01pm On Oct 29, 2020
Anyone else received a ghost update??

Application updated but nothing new is there...
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Opemipo21: 12:48am On Oct 31, 2020
gbjobs1:
Pls, I'm interested in this too. Prices are really high right now.


Ethiopia was the cheapest when i left and it was 560k with return ticket with 9months gap.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by adakuchidiebere: 7:32am On Oct 31, 2020
adakuchidiebere:
Hello,

Good morning please house help me with the list of documents and IRCC form that I can submit For SOWP and what kind of visa I can apply for a 4 months old baby?

Thanks

I need this for a brother
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by iReina: 9:46am On Oct 31, 2020
Hey guys, I just wanted to let out my frustration. I got "refused" yesterday and the reasons are the most numbing ones ever it makes me angry.

3rd application (previous 2 were TRV)
Submitted: February 7
Upfront medical: Not updated
I did biometrics in 2018: Not updated
Received request for biometric receipt: February 19 (I sent it same day)
Acknowledgement of receipt/We are reviewing your additional document: February 27
I sent several webmail and also sent mail to Ghana
Received mail from Ghana to pay for biometrics: October 28
I responded with my receipts and relevant docs same day
Refusal: October 30.


Grounds for refusal:
• I am not satisfied that you have sufficient funds, including income or assets, to carry out your stated purpose in coming to Canada or to maintain yourself while in Canada and to effect your departure.

[/i][/color]I submitted bank statement with 2 Million Naira (A support from our company to ease my transition, this was duly stated). Finances is not a requirement for SOWP but I added them anyway. We submitted hubby's Employment letter, paystubs and our expenses plan till I can get a job (we even had excess fund for savings!)

• I am not satisfied that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay, as stipulated in subsection 200(1) of the IRPR, based on your family ties in Canada and in your country of residence.

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[color=#990000]My husband is in Canada (Working in NOC A). We submitted several pictures (undergraduate days, wedding pics, honeymoon, his departure back to canada, wedding cert, newspaper publication, change of name affidavit, Rent agreement which also has my name on it. Also all my siblings ID, father's ID, late mum's death cert, declared my eldest sis is late and put up my nieces pics.One landed property (inherited from late mum with document, pillar pictures with her name on it included) and one landed under construction building (wedding gift from Dad with deed of gift. Picture of me and Dad at the front of the building included). Also submitted family company docs which I am one of the Directors and has a job role to take up upon return.

Quick rant: Do they mean having my hubby their is the problem? But it's a partner open work permit not TRV, I am supposed to have a partner there. I incuded family pictures we took at my wedding including my sisters children. What do they want nitori olorun?

• I am not satisfied that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay, as stipulated in subsection 200(1) of the IRPR, based on the purpose of your visit.

[/i][/color]I applied for open work permit. I claimed that I needed the International work experience so I can resume my position at our family company, it's a prerequisite to me taking up the logistics department

I have worked as a Logistics officer locally for 4 years for experience as requested by our company. I am also a Director (stakeholder) in our company and I submitted our CAC docs and letter of introduction from our company, signed by chairman who is my Father.
Also to give my husband and I opportunity to live married.
My application was heavy on employment than the desire to be with hubby. I.e work experience history and academic/professional certificates. I also pointed out there are several openings in canada based on my field (Logistics and Transportation).

Quick rant: Heck! Someone already told hubby to get me in ASAP, do Masters and he would fix me up with a job! I googled before I submitted, there's high demand for my profession.

• I am not satisfied that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay, as stipulated in subsection 200(1) of the IRPR, based on the limited employment prospects in your country of residence.
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[color=#990000]I stated I have a job waiting for me in our company and I am also one of the Directors in our company. I am also a blogger. I am not looking for job in my country. I have a company to return to and a side hustle!

Background info:
1st application TRV: 2018 Refused.
I was a fiancee and bobo was still a student.
Grounds for refusal: Insufficient funds and asset, no travel history, no family ties home and abroad.

2nd App TRV: 2019 refused:
Got married in June (Hubby came home for the wedding) I dropped application in July.
Hubby already finished school and starting his NOC A job in September. Submitted necessary documents and wedding pictures and cert except I didn't do change of name.
Traveled to Rwanda and South Africa in February.
Grounds for refusal: No family ties home and abroad, No travel history.

3rd application: Open Work permit
I used this thread to gather all my document (I read from page 1 to page 90+ as at when I got here). I saw the issues pple raised and addressed them for my application.
Did change of name, and newspaper publication.
Changed my passport to reflect new name.

I addressed the previous refusals.
Submitted my biometrics receipts and even wrote out the number for them.

I traveled to The Benin Republic as at the time I submitted this application and let them know in my LOE it was for tourism purpose (as a travel blogger)
I sent Ghana mail and raised a webform to let them know I am back in Nigeria and gave them my new address.

THE REFUSAL LETTER WAS ADDRESSED TO COTONOU!
THEY DIDN'T UPDATE MY MEDICALS
THEY DIDN'T UPDATE MY BIOMETRICS.
STILL REVIEWING ADDITIONAL DOCUMENT I SUBMITTED.
BACKGROUND CHECK IS STILL PROCESSING.

It looks like they didn't go through my application at all! Abi they decided to clear their backlogs.

PS: we ordered GCMS notes in August and looked like nothing was being done. Except my file being moved around countries because of workload.

I'm livid right now I can't even cry.
We have ordered for GCMS notes and I desperately wish there's an office to enter so we can talk one on one...lol. I am legit angry.

I will update you on the notes when we have it.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by gbjobs1: 4:11am On Nov 03, 2020
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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Chikaima18: 6:27pm On Nov 04, 2020
Thank you.
Mrtoke:

You don’t apply SOWP for kids, I think they’ll only need to apply for ETA since they’re Americans.

Find more information here on how to apply for one https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/eta/apply.html
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by ralfudoh(m): 10:37am On Nov 07, 2020
Ladies and gentlemen, its here. Just to lift the spirit of others. Its PPR

Applied July 9th
Biometrics request July 10th.
Biometrics done August 31st.
Upfront medicals done on same August 31st and sent via mail and webform on September 3rd, on September 4th, cic account updated to medical passed.
Since then no update. Sent a mail for covid-19 exemption as advised here.
Sent promotion letter with new salary at work place. Sent in updated/renewed study permit.
Boom, Nov 6th, BVL, Covid 19 exemption letter and PPR all dropped in 5mins interval.
Thanks to @Opemipo21 and my special buddy @hayqinsbFX, brother from another mother. We have known since our study permit days in 2015. We just chat to console ourselves. I also wish you a favorable and positive processing in your spouse's application.
Kindly note that i applied for gcms, both didnt show anything significant. Infact the last one came on thursday while PPR came on Friday.
Thanks to everyone.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by MadeMan01(m): 10:50am On Nov 07, 2020
Dellaxlogistic:
We ship from Nigeria to Canada at an affordable rate

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by nayo10(m): 12:19pm On Nov 07, 2020
Congrats bro,
Can you post the list of documents u submitted for spousal Visa
ralfudoh:
Ladies and gentlemen, its here. Just to lift the spirit of others. Its PPR

Applied July 9th
Biometrics request July 10th.
Biometrics done August 31st.
Upfront medicals done on same August 31st and sent via mail and webform on September 3rd, on September 4th, cic account updated to medical passed.
Since then no update. Sent a mail for covid-19 exemption as advised here.
Sent promotion letter with new salary at work place. Sent in updated/renewed study permit.
Boom, Nov 6th, BVL, Covid 19 exemption letter and PPR all dropped in 5mins interval.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Adeneyo001: 12:45pm On Nov 07, 2020
ralfudoh:
Ladies and gentlemen, its here. Just to lift the spirit of others. Its PPR

Applied July 9th
Biometrics request July 10th.
Biometrics done August 31st.
Upfront medicals done on same August 31st and sent via mail and webform on September 3rd, on September 4th, cic account updated to medical passed.
Since then no update. Sent a mail for covid-19 exemption as advised here.
Sent promotion letter with new salary at work place. Sent in updated/renewed study permit.
Boom, Nov 6th, BVL, Covid 19 exemption letter and PPR all dropped in 5mins interval.
Thanks to @Opemipo21 and my special buddy @hayqinsbFX, brother from another mother. We have known since our study permit days in 2015. We just chat to console ourselves. I also wish you a favorable and positive processing in your spouse's application.
Kindly note that i applied for gcms, both didnt show anything significant. Infact the last one came on thursday while PPR came on Friday.
Thanks to everyone.

Congrats bro. I have applied since May 1st and no update since then. I requested gcms note last month but I’ve not gotten it. While I am waiting for all that, is it possible I go ahead and do my medicals and submit upfront.

I wanted to send the Covid exemption email but I stopped since the instructions stated that it’s for before who submitted before April 9th. But ur own is also after April 9th just like mine. So my question is before I follow ur footstep and write the exemption email, do you advise that I do the medicals first and submit it??
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by blcoolfemol: 1:42pm On Nov 07, 2020
Congrats ralfudoh.

Please did you use your profile on the gckey to apply for your family or you create a new gckey to apply for your family?


ralfudoh:
Ladies and gentlemen, its here. Just to lift the spirit of others. Its PPR

Applied July 9th
Biometrics request July 10th.
Biometrics done August 31st.
Upfront medicals done on same August 31st and sent via mail and webform on September 3rd, on September 4th, cic account updated to medical passed.
Since then no update. Sent a mail for covid-19 exemption as advised here.
Sent promotion letter with new salary at work place. Sent in updated/renewed study permit.
Boom, Nov 6th, BVL, Covid 19 exemption letter and PPR all dropped in 5mins interval.
Thanks to @Opemipo21 and my special buddy @hayqinsbFX, brother from another mother. We have known since our study permit days in 2015. We just chat to console ourselves. I also wish you a favorable and positive processing in your spouse's application.
Kindly note that i applied for gcms, both didnt show anything significant. Infact the last one came on thursday while PPR came on Friday.
Thanks to everyone.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by ralfudoh(m): 3:56pm On Nov 07, 2020
It doesn't matter if you create a new account or old one. I used my own account. My friend created a new one and still got approved.
blcoolfemol:
Congrats ralfudoh.

Please did you use your profile on the gckey to apply for your family or you create a new gckey to apply for your family?


Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Dellaxlogistic: 4:00pm On Nov 07, 2020
MadeMan01:


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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by ralfudoh(m): 4:01pm On Nov 07, 2020
The decision to perform a medical or not solely depends on you. No one can make that decision for you. Also note that one thing i have noticed with canadian immigration is that what works for one might not work for the other. I stood to loose nothing. Is it not just mail? I got the documents and attached them, wrote them a mail and sent it. And it worked. So the choice is yours. Instead of waiting, it wont be a bad idea to do a medical, send it, send the exemption mail. Its free. Worst case, they will tell you that you are not eligible. They cant deny you for sending the mail. My thoughts though.
Adeneyo001:


Congrats bro. I have applied since May 1st and no update since then. I requested gcms note last month but I’ve not gotten it. While I am waiting for all that, is it possible I go ahead and do my medicals and submit upfront.

I wanted to send the Covid exemption email but I stopped since the instructions stated that it’s for before who submitted before April 9th. But ur own is also after April 9th just like mine. So my question is before I follow ur footstep and write the exemption email, do you advise that I do the medicals first and submit it??
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by ralfudoh(m): 4:25pm On Nov 07, 2020
For me:
Passport datapage
Study permit
Trv
Tuition Payment Receipt
School enrolment letter

For my wife:
IMM forms
Statement of purpose
Letter on invitation/Authorisation from husband
Passport datapage
Marriage certificate
Pictures (Registry, bride price payment, traditional)
News paper publication for change of name
Affidavit of change of name
Employment letter
Employers Reference letter
MDCN license (She's a medical doctor)
Her certificates (degree, waec, birth, fslc, origin)
Certificates of trainings attended
Bank statement (salary account, i had 11mil naira, explained that i paid in the money for her upkeep and eventual landing in canada)
C of O for landed properties in Lagos, Abuja and Benue with receipts of rents received).
Share certificates.


I think thats all i can remember for now.
nayo10:
Congrats bro,
Can you post the list of documents u submitted for spousal Visa
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by blcoolfemol: 8:45pm On Nov 07, 2020
Thanks. Please share the submitted documents
for people like me to learn.


ralfudoh:
It doesn't matter if you create a new account or old one. I used my own account. My friend created a new one and still got approved.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by SilaV: 2:02am On Nov 08, 2020
Hello everyone, my spouse got approved for the Open Work Permit. We are thinking of exploring the opportunity of using this permit to apply for the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program ( through the OINP Employer Job Offer: Foreign Workers' Stream). How possible is this? Has anyone with SOPW tried this before, and how did it pan out?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by hayqinsbFX: 5:08am On Nov 08, 2020
The OINP is very competitive.
You will need to have a positive LMIA from the Canadian company that’s employing her.
You will need to be on top of the OINP website to know when the portal will be open for application submission.
You will need to start an application on the OINP website during the period when the portal remains open.
You will need to submit a completed application within 14days of opening the application.

As long as you can succeed in the steps above you have a chance to get a nomination.


In other news, when did you apply and get approved for the SOWP??

SilaV:
Hello everyone, my spouse got approved for the Open Work Permit. We are thinking of exploring the opportunity of using this permit to apply for the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program ( through the OINP Employer Job Offer: Foreign Workers' Stream). How possible is this? Has anyone with SOPW tried this before, and how did it pan out?

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