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Old May 13th 2015, 10:22 pm
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Hi all. I'm just projecting a bit further forward in time here, hope you can bear with me. I'm going to be doing my master's in Canada this year and if I get it and want to stay on, I would then apply for PR. My husband is coming with me and will have a work visa based on my having a study visa. But once I go for PR, what happens to his work permit? Does this question make sense? Am I silly to think ahead so far, especially given it's all just hypothetical at this stage...? Any help with this would be great, put my mind at rest anyway. Thanks
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I'm confused. So you're planning on applying for PR for you, but not your husband?

If you don't put him on your PR app (or vice versa, as he's much more likely to qualify for PR sooner than you are), and his work permit is tied to your visa status, then he'd have to either leave Canada or get a visa in his own right.

HTH.

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Default Re: What happens to my husband's visa if I'm granted PR

Originally Posted by christmasoompa
I'm confused. So you're planning on applying for PR for you, but not your husband?

If you don't put him on your PR app (or vice versa, as he's much more likely to qualify for PR sooner than you are), and his work permit is tied to your visa status, then he'd have to either leave Canada or get a visa in his own right.

HTH.
Perhaps its another way of getting rid of the OH without going through a divorce
Im pretty sure once she realizes this she will add him to her PR application. Hope they don't have kids and forget to add them
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I've never gone through this process before so have no idea how getting PR works. So you're saying that once I'm eligible for PR my dependents are too??

my understanding is that once I've graduated with a postgraduate award from a Canadian university I can apply for PR. My husband only gets a work permit while I'm studying so I wondered once I get PR does he then become eligible after a certain period of time? But I'm getting the idea now from what you're saying that he's eligible once I am. Is that right? Or is it that he'll be on my application and therefore granted permission to work up until he becomes eligible for PR?

Sorry if these are silly questions, I realise now I probably should have done a bit more reading about this process before asking! It's all so overwhelming, already information overload and I haven't even gotten to Canada yet! I just want to be prepared for all eventualities! :-) Thanks for your help.
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Default Re: What happens to my husband's visa if I'm granted PR

Originally Posted by Perpetual
I've never gone through this process before so have no idea how getting PR works. So you're saying that once I'm eligible for PR my dependents are too??

my understanding is that once I've graduated with a postgraduate award from a Canadian university I can apply for PR. My husband only gets a work permit while I'm studying so I wondered once I get PR does he then become eligible after a certain period of time? But I'm getting the idea now from what you're saying that he's eligible once I am. Is that right? Or is it that he'll be on my application and therefore granted permission to work up until he becomes eligible for PR?

Sorry if these are silly questions, I realise now I probably should have done a bit more reading about this process before asking! It's all so overwhelming, already information overload and I haven't even gotten to Canada yet! I just want to be prepared for all eventualities! :-) Thanks for your help.
I don't think having a post graduate award from a Canadian University gives you a right to PR - it may earn you more points for express entry and I don't think it in itself qualifies you for PR.
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That's true, sorry, I tend to write too much and was trying to keep it succinct! :-)
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Default Re: What happens to my husband's visa if I'm granted PR

Originally Posted by Perpetual
That's true, sorry, I tend to write too much and was trying to keep it succinct! :-)
No problems. Once you qualify for PR, you can sponsor your husband (and any children) for PR at that time.
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No problems. Once you qualify for PR, you can sponsor your husband (and any children) for PR at that time.
But she won't need to sponsor him. It just becomes an application done together with one or the other as the main applicant. Both applicants can contribute to point scoring towards EE with the English test etc..
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But she won't need to sponsor him. It just becomes an application done together with one or the other as the main applicant. Both applicants can contribute to point scoring towards EE with the English test etc..


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This is what I read that explained the pathway to possible PR after I've graduated: Stay in Canada after graduation

Yes, two children, although not yet school age, but I guess they'll both need to be included on any PR application.

Thanks for answering my questions, very far ahead into the future but at least now I can rest assured I have a fair idea of the process going forward.
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Originally Posted by Perpetual
I've never gone through this process before so have no idea how getting PR works. So you're saying that once I'm eligible for PR my dependents are too??
Yes, of course. You just add them to your application and you'll all get PR. It might be worth looking at the application info on the CIC website so that you can see the forms and and info there.

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But she won't need to sponsor him. It just becomes an application done together with one or the other as the main applicant. Both applicants can contribute to point scoring towards EE with the English test etc..
+1. In fact, if one omitted to include their husband and kids on their PR application, then they've committed misrepresentation and (i) would never be able to sponsor them; and (b) could have their own PR revoked for it.
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Of course, makes total sense - I can see now how silly my question was! If I didn't mention my dependents on my application I'd be making a false statement! So of course they're included. Haha, thank you, I appreciate everyone's patience with what must have seemed like a very dumb question.
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Don't sweat it, it's new for everyone at the beginning. Everyone started the same way.
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