5 Benefits of Applying for Spouse Open Work Permit

Has your spouse sponsored you to live in Canada? If so, it would be an exciting yet anxious time waiting for your application to be processed, and for you to be provided with a decision. At Maple Immigration Services, we often suggest sponsored spouses apply for a Spouse Open Work Permit (SOWP). Applying for SOWP provides several benefits for sponsored spouses. It helps you reduce the anxiety while waiting for a decision on your sponsorship, and you also get to work in Canada.

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There are also several other benefits with applying for a spouse open work permit.

  • Don’t just wait, but work in Canada

As mentioned above, it will take some time for your sponsorship application in Canada to be processed. Usually, it takes about 12 months for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada to process a spouse sponsorship application.

In the mean time, you can work in Canada with your spouse open work permit, instead of just wait for the application to be processed. This allows you to earn a living, show the authorities that you are serious about making a life in Canada, and contribute to the local economy.

  • Live with your spouse

With SOWP, you get to live with your spouse in Canada, while your sponsorship application is processed. Nobody wants to live far away from their spouse. So, SOWP gives you a chance to create cherished memories with your spouse in Canada.

  • Get to choose your employer

Spouse open work permit give you a chance to choose a Canadian employer you want to work with, unlike closed work permits. This gives you the freedom to study different employers, and make the choice which best fits you.

  • Earn Canadian experience and dollars

With SOWP, you get a chance to earn Canadian experience and Canadian dollars. With Canadian experience, you can ensure you get better opportunities in your career once your sponsorship is approved. Moreover, you can earn in Canadian dollars and save while you wait to get approved.

  • Move ahead of LMIA candidates

If you have a spouse open work permit, you will be preferred over candidates who need an LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment). Candidates with SOWP don’t require an LMIA, and hence are preferred by employers over candidates who need an LMIA.

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Spouse open work permits provide ample benefits to sponsored spouses. If you want to learn more about how to apply, and move forward with SOWP, make sure to contact us at Maple Immigration Services.

Our team of immigration consultants will guide you and provide bespoke solutions to your unique immigration situation.

Call us now to find out more.

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