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I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.
You can apply to extend your stay by extending your visa or visitor's record so long as you apply before your work permit expires (or you visa if you have one). You will have implied status until you hear back so you should be OK.
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You can apply for a bridging work permit (unless you are in Quebec).
You don't have implied status without getting the bridging work permit so you may need to apply for a new visa.
That's not true. The spouse of a Bridging Open Work Permit applicant is also be eligible to obtain a work permit. You would apply at the same time as the principal applicant.
If your spouse is not applying for a BOWP then you may be stuck where you would need a visa and would not be able to work.
You could get a closed work permit while still inside of Canada.
You will need a job offer first.
Then your potential employer has to apply to the government for what is called a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). What this entails is the government reviewing the job market to ensure that there is a shortage of Canadians or permanent residents to fill your job. You cannot take a job away from a Canadian/permanent resident. So, you have to have a skill, or work experience, in an area where Canada needs workers and there aren't enough Canadians who have that skill or work experience.
If that's the case then the government will give the employer a positive LMIA.
Then you can apply for the work permit.
You will need to prove your credentials and also need to undergo background, medical and criminal checks.
Here's the webpage that has all the information you will need including the forms and information about the fees:
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