working while waiting for permanent residency

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working while waiting for permanent residency

Postby adi on Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:06 pm

I am sponsoring my common law partner for permanent residency, and I'm wondering if and how he will be able to work while waiting to hear back about the application? I understand he can apply for a work visa, but given his industry, we doubt any employer will be able to prove that they cannot find a Canadian citizen to hire to instead. Will he be able to get a visa without an employer having to prove this? He has one year of post secondary education in Toronto and will have a diploma by the time we submit the application.

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Re: working while waiting for permanent residency

Postby David on Tue May 03, 2011 11:17 am

Following approval in principle of and inland sponsorship case, which presently takes 9-10 months following submission, an open work permit can be obtained. In that scenario, the recruiting requirements of a Labour Market Opinion would not apply. Alternatively, there may be the possibility of a post-graduation work permit (also an open work permit) following graduation you mention.
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