I have a question. I am in ontario in canada. I am looking for help on few immigration concerns i have. Me and my wife(

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Customer: Me and my wife( as a dependent on my BOWP application) have applied for BOWP (note:PR in process). our work permit status expires on october 4 2020. is she eligible to work after october 4 2020?
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Hello and Welcome to JustAnswer. My name is***** will be working on your question today and I am looking forward to our conversation.

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Hi Debra
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Debra, Expert

I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

Does your spouse have her own open work permit?

Customer
I have questions regarding immigration to canada
Customer
She has her spousal work permit which is expiring on the same date as of mine
Customer
We both are in canada right now
Customer
have a valid status
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are working
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Debra, Expert

So neither of you will be able to work once the permit expires so I'm not sure why you think that your spouse will be able to work but that won't be the case.

She will need to have an extension of that open work permit an will only be able to get that if she has an entitlement to it.

Do you see what I mean?

Customer
I have already applied for bridging open work permit
Customer
she is my dependent on my bowp application
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Would she be able to work being a dependent
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Debra, Expert

Yes. She will be entitled to an open work permit when you get your bridging open work permit.

Customer
I have applied for my BOWP and she is added in my application as a family member
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her application is also in progress along with me
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Debra, Expert

I understand and so when you get your confirmation of BOWP your spouse will get an open work permit at the same time.

Customer
Ok
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Now when i have applied her as a dependent on my bowp
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Can she keep working
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After 4 october
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Debra, Expert

She can only continue to work if her open work permit is extended. It expires on a day that yours does so if it's not extended she needs to get it extended.

Customer
As per ircc if i have applied for extension then i can work on implied status
Customer
i have applied for bowp whoch means i am on implied status
Customer
the question is that does she falls under implied status ?
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Debra, Expert

Yes she will fall under implied status.

Customer
In that case we both fall under implied status ( as my bowp is in process and she is dependent on my application) then we would be able to work after october 4
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Debra, Expert

Yes.

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Debra, in a nut shell
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As my wife( who is on spousal open work permit) is eligible to work as i have included her in my BOWP application as a family member.
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Which means she will have implied status after her spousal work permit expires ( October 4 2020) and she can continue working until we get final decision on the application.
Customer
Is that correct ?
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Debra, Expert

Yes. That is correct.

Customer
Ok
Customer
Sorry i forgot to ask; are you a immigration lawyer in canada?
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Debra, Expert

I am no longer practicing because I'm retired but yes of course I am in Canada. Don't worry!

Customer
Oh ok just had a doubt
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Debra, Expert

I understand because the site is based in the US but all of the lawyers on the Canada law list are Canadian.

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Is there anything i should do or we are just ok to keep working on our current job without any issue
Customer
We have our PR Application in process ( under CEC express entry) and my wife as a dependent
Customer
I m on my post graduation work permit and i sponsored my wife for spousal open work permit.
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In 2018.
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now our work permit is expiring on october 4 2020
Customer
i have submitted my bowp application( submitting the pr application receipt) with my wife a dependent on the application.
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after our work permit expires on October 4 2020 , we both would be on implied status until we get a final decision on our file( work permit application) and both would be eligible to work on our current job
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I just need to confirm if i am missing something or do i need to do anything
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Debra, Expert

I think we have gone over this many times in my answer is always the same. Yes. You are correct. Your spouse has an open work permit because she's part of your application and you were entitled to the postgraduate work permit because you went to school in Canada and graduated and now that you're waiting for the bridging open work permit you will have implied status as well your spouse when your permits expire on October 4.

Customer
Awesome
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Sorry to bring this up again and again
Customer
I just need to make sure i dont want to miss anything
Customer
This can impact our jobs which are really hard to find during this period of time
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Debra, Expert

Yes. This is not an easy time for anyone. You're very fortunate to be safe and have jobs.

Customer
True and i dont want to end up in a situation where any one of us have to drop jobs forcefully due to immigration issue
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Debra, Expert

Of course not.

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