Extension of pilot project until December 21, 2016: issuance of open work permits to permanent residence applicants under the spouse or common-law partner in Canada class

Last December, CIC, now known as Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), created an avenue for in-Canada spousal applicants to apply for a work permit simultaneously with their permanent application. In fact what used to take over 18 months for issuance of a work permit was reduced to about 4 months so that the in-Canada[…]