New expedited work permit applications for spousal sponsorship applicants

If they weren't just characters in an absolutely hilarious '70s TV sitcom, George could have sponsored Mildred ... or vice versa

If they weren’t just characters in an absolutely hilarious ’70s British TV sitcom, George could have sponsored Mildred … or vice versa. But we’ll never know. Shame

Spotted a bit of positive news on the website of an immigration law firm.

Snip:

“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.”

Full story here.

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