December 22, 2014 – The Government of Canada has announced
that, effective immediately, Citizenship and Immigration Canada
will expedite the issuing open work permits to applicants for
permanent residence in the Spouses or Common-Law Partners in Canada
class (SCLPC). The SCLPC permits Canadian citizens and
permanent residents to sponsor a spouse or common-law partner to
come to Canada.
This change means that the spouses and common-law partners of
Canadian citizens and permanent residents will now benefit from
expedited access to open work permits while their applications for
permanent residency are being processed. This represents a
substantial shift from the previous practice of holding work
permits until an approval-in-principle had been obtained on the
application for permanent residency.
If you would like to sponsor a spouse or common-law partner to
come to Canada, or you have already made an application in the
SCLPC class but have not yet applied for a work permit, please contact
Green and Spiegel LLP for more information or assistance.
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