I will like to seek advise on some immigration issues. No but I have with the Canadian government. Not yet. I will like

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Customer: Hello, I will like to seek advise on some immigration issues.
JA: Hi. What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the U.S. government?
Customer: No but I have with the Canadian government
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about this?
Customer: Not yet. I will like to seek advise in regards ***** ***** Canadian immigration
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Not for now. I will rather speak to them.
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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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Please note that I am working from my computer and not actually texting. If you don’t answer back for a while I may not be online when you do but I will never desert you and will check back often. As well, as I am working from home it is possible that I will be interrupted but I will always return back as soon as I can.

Finally, although the site offers a call option I personally do not take calls but just work online. Some find this confusing as it looks like the offer is coming from me but that is just how the site presents the offer and it really isn’t coming from me. Some of the other experts do take calls and so you are very welcome to request a call on this post and an expert may take it. They will have the benefit of reading our exchange which should work out very well for everyone involved!

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I know your question is important to you and I will be giving it the time and attention it deserves.

I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

Please let me know the basic fax and then your specific legal question.

Customer
Hi Debra,
It's nice to connect with you. My name is***** but Ade for short.
Customer
In terms of the basic fax, please could you let me know what information is needed?
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Well are you asking about immigrating to Canada and if so are you a skilled worker for example?

Customer
Oh right! I am currently working in Canada. I was on a study permit and has been used to get the post graduate work permit. My issue is actually about my spouse and his application to join me here
Customer
For more context, I started my program in September 2021, and there was the plan for my spouse to join me permanently the following year. The initial Plan was first for him to come visit for the December 2019 Christmas holiday and upon getting back to Nigeria (because he works there) we then make the plan to move permanently to be with me here in Canada.We put in for the Visitor Visa application in Nov 2019 and unfortunately when the reply for the application was received in Jan 2020, we realized there was a mistake on the application with the section "Have you ever been denied Visa". The mistake was that my husband misread the question to mean denial of visa to only Canada only and this resulted in IRCC asking for a Procedural Fairness Letter. We were able to submit the Letter explaining this error and provide the necessary document required but ever since then, the application has been stuck. We have written several times to know the status of the application, but the reply provided is always that the application is still in process but due to the novel Covid-19, there has been little or no processing for Visitor Visas.In December 2019, I had to go back home for a period to visit my husband and during this time, I spoke to an international center advisor, that advised that I could either apply for PR or and Open work permit for him. I have just concluded my program and I have applied for my PGWP.
Customer
I need advise on if we can cancel his present application and apply for an open work permit for him. Or what steps would we need to help resolve this issue consider that there has been no response so far
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Debra, Expert

You can cancel his present application and you can apply for him to be added to your PGWP and then he can get an open work permit and live with you in Canada. After that when you're eligible to apply for a permanent residency status you'll be able to have him on your application again.

Even if you can't get him to Canada for the open work permit you can put him on your application when you apply for PR status.

Does that help?

Customer
Please note that I have already applied for my PGWP (July 7, 2021). Upon applying for the PGWP, I was advised by the international center of my school (Dalhousie University) that by adding his open work permit to my application this may delay a response in my application. So it would be better to apply for the PGWP first and then proceed to apply for the open work permit.Also, in cancelling his application would this affect any future applications and would there be need to add any letter of explanations.Lastly, I would qualified to apply for my PR next year and it simply a long time for us to be apart. I would feel better with a possible solution as soon as possible.
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Debra, Expert

You can apply to add him to your PGWP now. You have the right to do that. You should speak to Dalhousie again because I know they have a lot of international students there. My daughter did her paediatric residency training there and they had a lot of international medical students.

They will be able to help you add your spouse to your postgraduate work permit. There's nothing to delay because now you have it.

Customer
I do need to have the work permit on hand before I can ahead with this step you mentioned right? Because although I have put in for the application, this has not been approved yet. I wanted to seek advise from an immigration lawyer so we know what steps to take once I get the work permit approved.
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Debra, Expert

At this point we should wait until it's approved. If you try to do anything now it will definitely delay it.

Customer
Okay no problem. Thanks a lot. Would you recommend me coming back on here after I get it or should I just reach out the Dal international Center for further help?
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Debra, Expert

You could do both!

You are very welcome.

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Thank you for trusting us to help you here at JustAnswer.   If you need more clarification or have a follow-up question just reply and we can continue our dialogue. If you would like to ask me new questions please start a new post and if you do if you say “This is only for Debra” I will be sure to give your post top priority.

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