You need to meet 4 criteria:
- You have an In-Canada spousal application right now;
- You have a Canadian citizen or PR spouse as a sponsor;
- Both applicant and sponsor reside at the SAME address; and
- Applicant has valid temporary resident status — not an out-of-status spouse!
Effective December 22, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will commence issuing open work permits to certain spouse or common-law partner in Canada class (SCLPC) applicants before the approval in principle decision is made.
If you have any individual questions or concerns, please contact our office for more customized consultation for your unique situation. Please note that this posting is for general information only and is not to be considered binding or official legal counsel since situations will vary and can be complicated. The content in this post is current as of the day of entry. Due to the changing nature of Immigration law, the information in this entry may or may not still be applicable