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Inland Spousal Sponsorship – Open Work Permit Pilot

Spousal Sponsorship

On January 30, 2019, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) extended the Open Work Permit (OWP) Pilot Program for Inland Spousal Sponsorship until July 31, 2020.

Generally, IRCC aims to issue a new OWP to the sponsored spouse or partner between 4 to 5 months. Upon receipt of the work permit, the holder of an OWP may work for any Canadian employer. The OWP is valid for 2 years or until the passport expires, whichever comes first.

See IRCC’s notice regarding the OWP Pilot Program for Inland Spousal Sponsorship.


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