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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Gymme(m): 8:02pm On Dec 20, 2016
Application closed and approved at last! Big puff of relief!

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by eneyedan(m): 8:37pm On Dec 20, 2016
Gymme Congrats God Be praise, it will get to everybody in Jesus Name.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by taimie(f): 8:42am On Dec 21, 2016
Ruth222:
Good morning everyone, please if I made any mistake or there's a new update concerning your application , don't hesitate to let me know. If I also omitted anyone's name, please let me know. Do have a nice day

taimie biometrics October 10
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by boladan(f): 10:15am On Dec 21, 2016
Gymme:
Application closed and approved at last! Big puff of relief!
smileyCongratulations, so happy for u.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 11:30am On Dec 21, 2016
1. Jden:biometrics April 23, Medicals November 22
2. Eridemilade: biometrics may 13, Medicals November 25, Medicals passed
3. bosypumping : biometrics may 17, upfront Medicals
4. Edoblakky : biometrics June
5. Boladan : biometrics June 7
6.Housewife1 : biometrics July 8, upfront Medicals
7.Ruth 222: biometrics July 8, upfront Medicals
8. Ell707: biometrics September 21 ,
9. Taimie : biometrics October 10
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 11:30am On Dec 21, 2016
Congratulations Gymme!

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by taimie(f): 11:31am On Dec 21, 2016
Good morning everyone. This thread is so mindblowing, having to see how long several people have waited and still waiting. It's just really unfair that we all have to wait for several weeks/months for a Nigerian applicant while Ghana is just 8weeks and several other countries. Nigeria has the highest number of weeks for processing time. So heartbreaking.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by taimie(f): 11:34am On Dec 21, 2016
Ruth222:
1. Jden:biometrics April 23, Medicals November 22 2. Eridemilade: biometrics may 13, Medicals November 25, Medicals passed 3. bosypumping : biometrics may 17, upfront Medicals 4. Edoblakky : biometrics June 5. Boladan : biometrics June 7 6.Housewife1 : biometrics July 8, upfront Medicals 7.Ruth 222: biometrics July 8, upfront Medicals 8. Ell707: biometrics September 21 , 9. Taimie : biometrics October 10
Thanks. Joined the waiting queue. cry
Ruth222:
1. Jden:biometrics April 23, Medicals November 22 2. Eridemilade: biometrics may 13, Medicals November 25, Medicals passed 3. bosypumping : biometrics may 17, upfront Medicals 4. Edoblakky : biometrics June 5. Boladan : biometrics June 7 6.Housewife1 : biometrics July 8, upfront Medicals 7.Ruth 222: biometrics July 8, upfront Medicals 8. Ell707: biometrics September 21 , 9. Taimie : biometrics October 10
Thanks. Joined the waiting queue.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 12:17pm On Dec 21, 2016
I was so worried until I came across this thread and I felt a little better. One just has to be very patient and hope for the best.
taimie:
Good morning everyone. This thread is so mindblowing, having to see how long several people have waited and still waiting. It's just really unfair that we all have to wait for several weeks/months for a Nigerian applicant while Ghana is just 8weeks and several other countries. Nigeria has the highest number of weeks for processing time. So heartbreaking.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by jpepper: 2:18pm On Dec 21, 2016
Gymme:
Application closed and approved at last! Big puff of relief!

Congratulations, nice holiday gift for you!

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Jdenn: 6:40pm On Dec 21, 2016
Biometrics April 23
Medical Request November 22
Medical Passed November 25
Passport Request December 21
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by eneyedan(m): 6:46pm On Dec 21, 2016
@Jdenn congrats it's getting closer and closer

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 7:07pm On Dec 21, 2016
Abi oo!
eneyedan:
@Jdenn congrats it's getting closer and closer
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 7:07pm On Dec 21, 2016
Congrats Jden!
Jdenn:
Biometrics April 23
Medicals November 22
Passport Request December 21
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 7:11pm On Dec 21, 2016
1. Eridemilade: biometrics may 13, Medicals November 25, Medicals passed
2. bosypumping : biometrics may 17, upfront Medicals
3. Edoblakky : biometrics June
4. Boladan : biometrics June 7
5.Housewife1 : biometrics July 8, upfront Medicals
6.Ruth 222: biometrics July 8, upfront Medicals
7.Ell707: biometrics September 21 ,
8. Taimie : biometrics October 10
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Jdenn: 8:17pm On Dec 21, 2016
eneyedan:
@Jdenn congrats it's getting closer and closer

Yes o, We thank God.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by nam16: 9:36pm On Dec 21, 2016
same here....av u recvd any mail..i check mine online...
Gymme:
Application closed and approved at last! Big puff of relief!
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Edoblakky(m): 1:49am On Dec 22, 2016
I just checked for my wife and son on cic website and saw an update requesting for my 4 year old son to undergo Medicals.
Is this the norm or are they confused?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by taimie(f): 1:50am On Dec 22, 2016
Jdenn:
Biometrics April 23 Medical Request November 22 Medical Passed November 25 Passport Request December 21
congratulations I'm happy for you. many more to come.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by kasco2pro: 3:30am On Dec 22, 2016
SOWP online app - 19 Weeks and counting grin
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 4:59am On Dec 22, 2016
Wow! I don't know if a 4 year old should do Medicals. But if they are asking for it , I think you should do that snap so that your application won't be delayed oo.
Edoblakky:
I just checked for my wife and son on cic website and saw an update requesting for my 4 year old son to undergo Medicals.
Is this the norm or are they confused?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 5:00am On Dec 22, 2016
Do you mind sharing when you did biometrics? Upfront Medicals or not. Thanks
kasco2pro:
SOWP online app - 19 Weeks and counting grin
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 5:01am On Dec 22, 2016
Ruth222:
Wow! I don't know if a 4 year old should do Medicals. But if they are asking for it , I think you should do that asap so that your application won't be delayed oo.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Edoblakky(m): 5:31am On Dec 22, 2016
Ruth222:
Wow! I don't know if a 4 year old should do Medicals. But if they are asking for it , I think you should do that snap so that your application won't be delayed oo.
I've asked my wife to take him for medicals today.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 5:34am On Dec 22, 2016
If you did a seperate application for them both. I guess ur wife's own is on its way. Meanwhile let your son go for Medicals. It just simply means both applications are treated differently .
Edoblakky:
I just checked for my wife and son on cic website and saw an update requesting for my 4 year old son to undergo Medicals.
Is this the norm or are they confused?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Edoblakky(m): 6:04am On Dec 22, 2016
Ruth222:
If you did a seperate application for them both. I guess ur wife's own is on its way. Meanwhile let your son go for Medicals. It just simply means both applications are treated differently .
The application is a joint one. I didn't have to do for my daughters as both of them are Americans. My wife already did medicals in February this year.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 6:21am On Dec 22, 2016
Kk! I remember your story! That means your wife's medical is still valid. I guess they don't need her to do Medicals anymore. Passport request soon for both of them by Gods grace.
Edoblakky:
The application is a joint one. I didn't have to do for my daughters as both of them are Americans. My wife already did medicals in February this year.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Edoblakky(m): 7:45am On Dec 22, 2016
Ruth222:
Kk! I remember your story! That means your wife's medical is still valid. I guess they don't need her to do Medicals anymore. Passport request soon for both of them by Gods grace.
Amen oooo.
I so miss my family and I can't wait to have them with me.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by jpepper: 3:56pm On Dec 22, 2016
Congratulations again to those who have received approval,for those of us still waiting we will hear good news by God's grace, it will be worth the wait.

I was hoping we could share ideas on helping our spouses settle down(i.e getting a job) when they arrive. I have heard that Canadian employers prefer to hire candidates who have a certificate(or work experience) from Canada I do not know how true this is. Perhaps the industry matters; People in the IT industry may not have this issue but maybe other fields like finance for example?

Another issue I want to bring up is the possibility of applying for a study permit should one's spouse decide to further their education if a job is not forthcoming soon enough? Is this possible considering that they migrated on the basis of a work permit? If they are able to obtain a study permit after arriving in Canada, what happens after the study? I think I read somewhere that work permit is only issued once, so does this mean they would have to return home after their study since they may be unable to secure another work permit? Or will the first one be disregarded since it was never really used?

I guess my "story" above boils down to one question "How easy has it been/is it for people who migrate to Canada on work permit to secure a job"?

I would appreciate the house's opinion on these issues possibly sharing of experiences too. Thanks
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by nam16: 5:04pm On Dec 22, 2016
Hi, if ur kids r US citizen then you shldnt av apply. You will get visitors record at POE. Anyway do as instructed. quote author=Edoblakky post=52148443]I just checked for my wife and son on cic website and saw an update requesting for my 4 year old son to undergo Medicals.
Is this the norm or are they confused? [/quote]
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by nam16: 8:22pm On Dec 22, 2016
1..an SOWP holder can study for 6mth or less without study permit if more, study permit is require and cant be obtain while in canada..
2...an SOWP should be a able to get a job within a mth except you live in the village or you are being selective..
3... Don't worry about job issue, with your SOWP. job is not that difficult....
4... SOWP is different from Work Permit...an SOWP can still study and obtain Work Permit there after
jpepper:
Congratulations again to those who have received approval,for those of us still waiting we will hear good news by God's grace, it will be worth the wait.

I was hoping we could share ideas on helping our spouses settle down(i.e getting a job) when they arrive. I have heard that Canadian employers prefer to hire candidates who have a certificate(or work experience) from Canada I do not know how true this is. Perhaps the industry matters; People in the IT industry may not have this issue but maybe other fields like finance for example?

Another issue I want to bring up is the possibility of applying for a study permit should one's spouse decide to further their education if a job is not forthcoming soon enough? Is this possible considering that they migrated on the basis of a work permit? If they are able to obtain a study permit after arriving in Canada, what happens after the study? I think I read somewhere that work permit is only issued once, so does this mean they would have to return home after their study since they may be unable to secure another work permit? Or will the first one be disregarded since it was never really used?

I guess my "story" above boils down to one question "How easy has it been/is it for people who migrate to Canada on work permit to secure a job"?

I would appreciate the house's opinion on these issues possibly sharing of experiences too. Thanks

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