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  1. Hey i really like you website, I am a New Zealander, on a 1 year work visa in B.C, I came to Canada to continue my relationship with my Canadian boyfriend who is about to finish his 1st of 2 years at BCIT. I was refused a work permit a renewal, because of LMO. We are looking in to common law and sponsorship, with an open work visa. I have to be able to work to support us, my visa expires in 2 days. My question is do you know how long I might be unable to work… while waiting to hear back about sponsorship and open work visa. hoping you might know something? best regards.liz

    • If you are applying for sponsorship from within Canada, you can eventually get a work visa waiting for a decision to be made. However, it does take time, i.e. months from what I know. Applying from outside Canada may be faster (not sure about the timeline for NZ) but you won’t get a work visa.

      Unfortunately, I don’t see a way to get another work visa quickly ūüôĀ

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