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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Gymme(m): 8:44pm On Dec 22, 2016
Yes i have received the Correspondence letter yesterday.

nam16:
same here....av u recvd any mail..i check mine online...
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by jpepper: 9:01pm On Dec 22, 2016
nam16:
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

Thank you so much for this info!

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by VEIL1234: 11:35pm On Dec 22, 2016
Wow, I am so happy for you. Congratulatins!!!
Gymme:
Application closed and approved at last! Big puff of relief!

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by kasco2pro: 2:24am On Dec 23, 2016
Ruth222:
Do you mind sharing when you did biometrics? Upfront Medicals or not. Thanks

Hi Ruth222
Biometrics: 16th of August
Upfront medical
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Dannylng(m): 10:19am On Dec 23, 2016
Gymme:
Yes i have received the Correspondence letter yesterday.


Please how much did you pay for the open work permit at vfs including biometrics?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 10:48am On Dec 23, 2016
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/fees/result.asp?countrySelect=NG&lob=wp
Dannylng:


Please how much did you pay for the open work permit at vfs including biometrics?

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 10:49am On Dec 23, 2016
Dannylng:


Please how much did you pay for the open work permit at vfs including biometrics?

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 10:55am On Dec 23, 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.kasco2pro : biometrics August 16, upfront Medicals
8.Ell707: biometrics September 21 ,
9. Taimie : biometrics October 10

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by taimie(f): 11:57am On Dec 23, 2016
nam16:
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
Thanks for the information. its encouraging.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by taimie(f): 11:58am On Dec 23, 2016
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
Thanks for asking also. lol.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by babyfaze514: 3:17pm On Dec 23, 2016
Good day people

I just stumbled on this tread after looking for information on what to do after being admitted to study in canada.
I've learnt a few but would need certain clarifications on some certain issues. First of all I graduated in 2009 with a degree in physiology (2.2). We all know how it is in Nigeria my work experience has spanned mostly working in a bank and some area of logistics basically. I applied for a PGC in an area somehow related to my course of study. My question is will my Visa application not be affected by my work experience and all. Please someone should please clarify this for me thanks
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by nam16: 3:22pm On Dec 23, 2016
Same here!
Gymme:
Yes i have received the Correspondence letter yesterday.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Mbogi: 3:54pm On Dec 23, 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
7.Mbogi: July 1
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 eneyedan(m): 4:04pm On Dec 23, 2016
Submited August 2nd biometrics on the 3rd of August
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 4:45pm On Dec 23, 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. Mbogi : biometrics july1
6.Housewife1 : biometrics July 8, upfront Medicals
7.Ruth 222: biometrics July 8, upfront Medicals
8. Eneyedan: biometrics August 3,
9. kasco2pro : biometrics August 16, upfront Medicals
10.Ell707: biometrics September 21 ,
11. Taimie : biometrics October 10,
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Sevenody: 4:55pm On Dec 23, 2016
bosypumpin:
My husband applied since May 18th, upfront medicals and nothing till now.
How does one contact the MP in my province cos I think I am more than vexed.

Hey Bosy Pumping. I knew you from the student thread. We have moved to sowp now. Im just starting to read up on sowp now. I was actually trying to get my daughter over alone first of all but she was refused. So I want to do sowp for hubby and her.

Im gonna pm you now!!
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Sevenody: 5:08pm On Dec 23, 2016
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?

I think its only visiting visa aplications that minors dont need medicals. Because when I submitted my study permit aplication with my daughter as accompanying, the online app requested medicals for her. She's 8.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Pinkygrace(f): 7:32pm On Dec 23, 2016
[quote author=pegasusautos post=52092612]Hello! I was planning to submit the sowp application through the online route this week, but the waiting time is discouraging. Kindly advise me how to go about submitting the paper route. I reside in Abuja and did upfront medicals already. All documents have been scanned ready to submit already.. Thanks a lot


Make photocopies of document and take along with originals to vfs at silverbird ( by yaradua centre)in Central area. Any specific information you need ask and I will reply
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by kasco2pro: 10:57pm On Dec 23, 2016
babyfaze514:
Good day people

I just stumbled on this tread after looking for information on what to do after being admitted to study in canada.
I've learnt a few but would need certain clarifications on some certain issues. First of all I graduated in 2009 with a degree in physiology (2.2). We all know how it is in Nigeria my work experience has spanned mostly working in a bank and some area of logistics basically. I applied for a PGC in an area somehow related to my course of study. My question is will my Visa application not be affected by my work experience and all. Please someone should please clarify this for me thanks

Hi babyfaze514, I don't think your work experience in a different field from what you studied will be a problem. During my time as a student I had met fellow students doing programs their background were not related to and even now in the work force, I still meet people doing stuffs unrelated to their background. Work experience is work experience at the end of the day since there are some transferable skills you would have develop with time on the job. I believe most programs will indicate what degree is required to meet their admission requirement and you could also submit a statement for your visa application stating why you want to study the program and how your work experience and degree would help you fit in.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by taimie(f): 8:56am On Dec 25, 2016
Merry Christmas Everyone.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Nobody: 5:07pm On Dec 25, 2016
Hello house, my hubby is Canada and intends applying for sowp for me I will like to ask what kind of visa will he apply for my 5 year old daughter?
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Pinkygrace(f): 7:40pm On Dec 25, 2016
jumman:
Hello house, my hubby is Canada and intends applying for sowp for me I will like to ask what kind of visa will he apply for my 5 year old daughter?

She will need a study permit and you can do upfront medicals for her
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Nobody: 9:33pm On Dec 25, 2016
THANKS SO MUCH So both me and my daughter can do upfront medicals, Tot kids don't do medicals.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Pinkygrace(f): 12:18am On Dec 26, 2016
jumman:
THANKS SO MUCH So both me and my daughter can do upfront medicals, Tot kids don't do medicals.

Kids do, but no blood work or x-ray for them, the doctor will examine them
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by yettyopy(f): 4:02am On Dec 28, 2016
Hello everyone. Seasons greetings. I just stumbled on this thread today . I also applied for the spousal open permit / study permit for my son. I have my medicals scheduled today with my 5 year old son. I hope I shall be sharing my good news here very soon.

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Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 7:26am On Dec 28, 2016
Good morning ma! Ure welcome. Do you mind sharing when you and your son did biometrics and when called for Medicals?
yettyopy:
Hello everyone. Seasons greetings. I just stumbled on this thread today . I also applied for the spousal open permit / study permit for my son. I have my medicals scheduled today with my 5 year old son. I hope I shall be sharing my good news here very soon.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ell707: 9:51am On Dec 28, 2016
Hmmmm

Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by eneyedan(m): 10:03am On Dec 28, 2016
Ell707 it will be updated for this week, this was the last update for last week. when it is updated it can increase or reduce the processing time
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by jpepper: 2:46pm On Dec 28, 2016
Hm, these people are just doing anyhow, from 23 weeks back to 26 again.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by yettyopy(f): 5:46am On Dec 29, 2016
@Ruth222.
I submitted my application December 6th via paper route
December 21st : got a mail to go for medical
December 28th : medical exams done
Fingers crossed . Will update u guys.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by Ruth222: 7:37am On Dec 29, 2016
Paper route is the best for now.
Re: Canada Spouse Open Work Permit (sowp)timeline by jpepper: 2:31pm On Dec 29, 2016
Ruth222:
Paper route is the best for now.

I am so upset, it is unfair! Shey we will not light candle for this CIC matter like this? Seven red candles.

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