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Old Jan 23rd 2012, 5:58 pm
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I wud like to know if I go on student visa to canada, what visa do my spouse get? i read she can get work permit for the student visa period i get? will it be issued immediately/directly in the consulate where I get student visa or is there any time limit where I have to live/study in canada?


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Originally Posted by geetlahari
Hi all

I wud like to know if I go on student visa to canada, what visa do my spouse get? i read she can get work permit for the student visa period i get? will it be issued immediately/directly in the consulate where I get student visa or is there any time limit where I have to live/study in canada?


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Yes, she would get a spousal open work permit for the same duration as your study permit. You'd apply for it at the same time as your study permit.

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thank q for the info

is there any obligations for the open work permit visa? can we do any job...any white collar job?

I gather students get 2-3 yrs work permit after the course, so what visa will the spouse get when I get the work permit after finishing my course? will the spouse work permit extended again?

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thank q for the info

is there any obligations for the open work permit visa? can we do any job...any white collar job?

I gather students get 2-3 yrs work permit after the course, so what visa will the spouse get when I get the work permit after finishing my course? will the spouse work permit extended again?

thnx..harry
Any job can be done on an open work permit, with some exceptions that may require citizenship i.e. working for the government. And if your wife wants to work in healthcare or with children then she'd need a medical to do so.

You may get a 2 year post-graduate work permit (it will depend on your course), and if you do, then your wife would get another SOWP for the same duration.

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wow! thats good to hear...


thanks for the info....


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You may get a 2 year post-graduate work permit
I believe it is a 3 year post-graduate work permit now. Depending on length of course.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/work-postgrad.asp
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