From December 2014, Immigration Canada has started a new pilot project where in the applicants who are in Canada and apply for Permanent Residence under the spousal sponsorship can apply for a work permit along with the application.
This Pilot project is currently for 1 year. Earlier the applicants had to wait for close to 12 months before they received a letter from CIC advising them to apply for a work permit when the application had already received a preliminary assessment.
With this pilot project the applicants would get a chance to work in Canada while waiting for the application to be processed. For more information on this work permit and spousal sponsorship , please speak to one our experts at 604.543.0024