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OWP for Common-Law Partner holding a SOWP 

baralili
baralili
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Posted On: 29 days ago
baralili
baralili
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Hi everyone,

I was successfully approved for a Closed Work Permit and my partner for an Open Work Permit (he is considered as my common-law partner).

He has managed to secure a job offer (NOC A) in Canada already.

Now, I have received a better compensation offer from another employer in Canada but I am restricted to work for my sponsor as of now.

-> Would it be possible for me to apply at the Port of Entry (Toronto Airport) for a SOWP (under my partner's own SOWP) ? I am asking if it is possible to get an immigration officer to switch my status from Closed Work Permit to SOWP.

-> Are immigration officers at Toronto Airport able to operate work permits and open work permits onsite immediately?

-> If both responses are no, what would you recommend me to do to be able to work for any employer asap?


Many Thanks for your help and support.
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Posted On: 16 days ago
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Hello,


Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this situation.

We are sorry, we are unable to provide a definitive response regarding this type of immigration application process.

However, you may want to contact the
IRCC Call Centre to speak to a representative for some additional information. It is possible to get through. You may have to just keep trying. Some have found that if they phone right at 8 am when the lines open it is easier to get through.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
Settlement.Org
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