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New Expedited Work Permit Applications for Spousal Sponsorship Applicants

Posted on December 28, 2014
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The Government of Canada has announced that, effective immediately, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will expedite the issuing open work permits to applicants for permanent residence in the Spouses or Common-Law Partners in Canada class (SCLPC).  The SCLPC permits Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor a spouse or common-law partner to come to Canada.

This change means that the spouses and common-law partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents will now benefit from expedited access to open work permits while their applications for permanent residency are being processed.  This represents a substantial shift from the previous practice of holding work permits until an approval-in-principle had been obtained on the application for permanent residency.

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