My common-law spouse submitted her Skilled Worker Permanent Resident application in September. We have yet to to hear any feedback from CIC regarding this application. However, since then we've officially met the criteria for a common-law sponsorship.
I was wondering if we could also apply for permanent residence through family class sponsorship as well?
Would the process be faster through a spousal sponsorship?
What happens to the fees that she submitted in the Skilled Worker Permanent Resident application? Will she be refunded?