Dec 22, 2017 – Canada’s federal government has extended the Spousal Work Permit Pilot Program, that allows spouses and common-law partners who are in the country and the subject of immigration applications to apply for a temporary work permit.
The pilot was due to expire on December 21 2017, but has now been extended to January 31, 2019.
The program is designed to allow spouses and partners to work while their immigration applications are being finalized.
Eligible candidates must be in Canada and in the process of being sponsored for permanent residence under the spouse or common-law partner class. Candidates must also have valid temporary status as a visitor, student or worker.
Applying for a Spousal Work Permit
Those who have already submitted a permanent residence application can complete a form for the special work permit online, before mailing it to the Case Processing Centre in Vegreville at the following address:
CPC – Vegreville
WP – Unit 777
Those who have already been approved in principle for permanent residence without passing medical, security and background checks can apply online.
Those who have a work permit under the initial pilot will need to apply for an extension.
Those submitting a new application for permanent residence can apply for the work permit at the same time. Send both completed applications to one of the following addresses:
CPC – Mississauga
PO Box 5040, Station B
Case Processing Centre – Mississauga
2 Robert Speck Parkway, Suite 300
Interested employers: Kindly contact us here to receive further information.
Interested candidates: Find out whether you qualify to Canada by completing our free on-line evaluation. We will provide you with our evaluation within 1-2 business days.
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