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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by SilaV: 5:25am On Nov 08, 2020
hayqinsbFX:
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??


Whao! Good to know that it's very competitive. I don't think Open Work Permit needs an LMIA based on this link https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=176&top=17( please, correct me if things have changed).
I applied alongside with my family from outside Nigeria, and we got approved for study permit and Spouse Open Work Permit respectively.The application timeline is between August,2020 and November,2020.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by hayqinsbFX: 6:22am On Nov 08, 2020
I did not say open work permit needed LMIA.

I said OINP foreign workers stream needs LMIA to be eligible.



SilaV:


Whao! Good to know that it's very competitive. I don't think Open Work Permit needs an LMIA based on this link https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=176&top=17( please, correct me if things have changed).
I applied alongside with my family from outside Nigeria, and we got approved for study permit and Spouse Open Work Permit respectively.The application timeline is between August,2020 and November,2020.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by SilaV: 6:48am On Nov 08, 2020
hayqinsbFX:
I did not say open work permit needed LMIA.

I said OINP foreign workers stream needs LMIA to be eligible.




Oh! I'm sorry if I have misinterpreted the information you gave. On their website, LMIA, is indeed , required for the Foreign Worker Stream. There are actually two conditions or options: either an LMIA or a Valid Work Permit( https://www.ontario.ca/page/oinp-employer-job-offer-foreign-worker-stream#section-2). I think a foreign worker with SOWP is also good to apply under this stream, since the other condition( OR a Valid Work Permit) is already in place. Thanks for your input.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by hayqinsbFX: 4:32pm On Nov 08, 2020
SilaV:


Oh! I'm sorry if I have misinterpreted the information you gave. On their website, LMIA, is indeed , required for the Foreign Worker Stream. There are actually two conditions or options: either an LMIA or a Valid Work Permit( https://www.ontario.ca/page/oinp-employer-job-offer-foreign-worker-stream#section-2). I think a foreign worker with SOWP is also good to apply under this stream, since the other condition( OR a Valid Work Permit) is already in place. Thanks for your input.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by SilaV: 12:56am On Nov 09, 2020
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Thanks for sharing.Regards.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by gugu40: 5:00pm On Nov 13, 2020
Good evening gurus in the house
I am new in this SOWP forum. Please I need some advice to fill my visa application.
My wife got her student visa to study in Canada and me and kids want to go with her. My documents for the (SOWP) are many (after compressing the PDF ,it is still more than 4MB I tried compressing less than 3MB the documents become unreadable) I tried to upload in the Client information but could not enter because it is more than 4MB.
Can I split this my documents and upload it in the kids client information section (that is after putting the kids document) add some of my documents?
Can I upload some of my documents in my children's client information section?
Please help me

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Adeneyo001: 1:36pm On Nov 18, 2020
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ralfudoh:
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.


Thanks boss
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by lennyk: 3:28pm On Nov 23, 2020
Hello to all in the house.

I have been reading through and all I can say is that God is doing great things here and he will continue to do greater things in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen

Please I need your help and guidance. I want to apply for SOWP. My wife is on a study permit and is in Canada with my two kids (11 n 7).

Please what docs do we both need to present for the application and how much wud be proper POF?

I also wanted to ask if upfront medicals are still being done because I heard that due to the COVID situation, they only accept people that have their medical request.

Eagerly awaiting responses.

Thanks and God bless us all.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by demoBaba: 11:51am On Dec 23, 2020
We need update guys, more than a month without update.

Abi Canadian embassy don forget us?

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by two4: 6:07pm On Dec 24, 2020
demoBaba:
We need update guys, more than a month without update.

Abi Canadian embassy don forget us?
The only update that I have is that my medicals changed to “passed”. �
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by etjigger(m): 4:10pm On Jan 03
Please what is your time line.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by two4: 9:12pm On Jan 05
etjigger:
Please what is your time line.

I applied in June 2020, it was stated that it will take 26 weeks. 26 weeks has passed �
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Hollushola(m): 11:56pm On Jan 05
Did you do an upfront medical or you got medical request?




two4:


I applied in June 2020, it was stated that it will take 26 weeks. 26 weeks has passed �
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by two4: 3:32pm On Jan 07
Hollushola:
Did you do an upfront medical or you got medical request?




Upfront
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by bukkie21: 10:22pm On Jan 08
Good evening..... any update on canada open work permit??

i applied july 2020 and since done medicals and biometrics. No update since then.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by akanniade10(m): 12:34pm On Jan 09
Canadian embassy don con mad gan oooo ......chai
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Summe: 8:50am On Jan 10
ralfudoh:
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.

HI @ralfudoh, my husband is about to start his application for an open work permit, can you assist me with a sample of your wife's SOP?

I will appreciate it if any other person here can refer me to a sample of spousal work permit SOP. Thanks.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by seun4maths(m): 9:14am On Jan 10
Congratulations!

Can you share a template for the exemption mail?

Thank you.

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 sumsitall: 4:45pm On Jan 10
Good day. How many months after you applied for open work permit did your eligibility start, if at all it has started? I am asking because I completed biometrics September and eligibility is yet to start except background check.
bukkie21:
Good evening..... any update on canada open work permit??

i applied july 2020 and since done medicals and biometrics. No update since then.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by ka59: 10:31pm On Jan 10
Happy new year all.
For work permit application - LMIA exempt work permit through the International mobility prgramme (francophone mobility), Can the applicant do upfront medical or must wait for medical request?
Thanks.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by sumsitall: 2:17pm On Jan 13
Is there any September open work permit applicant here that has been approved visa?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by sumsitall: 3:59am On Jan 14
Anyone at all?
sumsitall:
Is there any September open work permit applicant here that has been approved visa?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by cyris: 4:17am On Jan 14
I applied in June 13 2020 with upfront medicals, did biometrics in August 24 but no update till date.

sumsitall:
Is there any September open work permit applicant here that has been approved visa?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by etjigger(m): 4:57pm On Jan 15
i applied in September 30th 2020, had my bio-metrics on october 6th, got a mail on the 30th of november saying were still working on your application { which i think its a generic mail} and till now.... no response from them. this SOWP is taking too long.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Cousin9999: 1:32am On Jan 16
etjigger:
i applied in September 30th 2020, had my bio-metrics on october 6th, got a mail on the 30th of november saying were still working on your application { which i think its a generic mail} and till now.... no response from them. this SOWP is taking too long.

Be patient because this is a good deal.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by lordlugards: 8:26am On Jan 16
Principessa0:


Dear Justwise, it is unfortunate that you were so quick to close a thread started on this topic. I know you know a great deal about Canada visas however, not all visas fall under student visa which I believe you have become an expert. There are different types of work permits for working in Canada.
Here are some types that I know of:
SOWP: for spouses of people already in Canada
Open work permit: No restriction on jobs you can apply to and you are not a spouse.
Closed work permit: You need LMIA and must only work for a specific employer.
LMIA Exempt Work Permit: Mostly for people who have been nominated for Permanent residency in a Canadian Province but need a work permit to resume work before PR processing is complete. You are given a work permit letter along with your provincial nomination certificate.

There are some of us who may have a PR application in progress but also have a work permit application in progress. We cannot benefit from the information in the Visitors, Students (Travelling to Canada) and Federal Skill workers program. I have a PR in progress but it is not even under Federal Skill workers/Express Entry.

Anyway, I think this thread (SOWP) applicants is close enough to contain information that might be relevant to our case, though my Work permit is not SOWP. Please do not Close this thread!
I want to get my wife and 4 children out to Canada pls I need your advice on how to go about it, also how much should I budget.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by milkytins(m): 10:56pm On Jan 17
What is the chance or probability of getting work permit visa approved when they request for medical exam?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by two4: 1:30pm On Jan 18
milkytins:
What is the chance or probability of getting work permit visa approved when they request for medical exam?
I can’t say for now, before covid 19 medical request was a sign of improvement.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by akinajibola: 1:43pm On Jan 18
Please I need help with how to go about my daughter's study permit. She is 6 years old and I need to start gathering documents for her to come with me to Canada. I recently received my Passport Request Letter and looking forward to resuming in September 2021.

I will really appreciate your help on what to do. Thank you All.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by sumsitall: 8:59pm On Jan 18
etjigger:
i applied in September 30th 2020, had my bio-metrics on october 6th, got a mail on the 30th of november saying were still working on your application { which i think its a generic mail} and till now.... no response from them. this SOWP is taking too long.
I had my biometrics September 2020 and ever since it is only the background check that has started while eligibility is yet to start.

Has your own eligibility started by any chance?

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