I am sponsoring my spouse or partner who is in Canada. Can they work while their application is being processed?
Yes, but only if your spouse or partner has a work permit.
If your spouse applied, or wants to apply, under the Spouse or Common-Law Partner in-Canada class, he or she can apply for an open work permit.
Remember that while your spouse or partner’s permanent residence application is being processed, he or she must:
- Maintain legal status as a visitor, student or worker in Canada, and
- Wait for their work permit application to be approved before starting to work.
For help with your spousal sponsorship permanent residency application, call Calver & Associates today at 289-677-0108 ext.101 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our offices are conveniently located in downtown Oshawa, Ontario, Peterborough, Ontario and Cobourg, Ontario. We offer flexible hours to help you get the support you need.