I've read at internal blogs that the processing time for Open Work Permit from outside Canada would take 8-9 months to be able to get the 1st stage approval. That long? What if the spouse working as skilled in canada will only have a contract duration of 1 year? It says that the validity of the OPW is the same as the validity of the spouse's.
Does anyone know rough figures as to the processing time of OWP? Would it be best if to apply first a visit visa then when inside canada, apply for OWP?
What if the OWP application has been submitted, can I apply for visit visa (which will take very fast) even there is a pending application for OWP?
please help. thanks