Applications for In-Canada Sponsorship Now Go To Mississauga

2014-01-20

Just a quick note – as of today, in-Canada sponsorship applications (but not including open work permit applications for in-Canada spouses for now) are filed in Mississauga, Ontario.

My understanding is that open work permits will go to Vegreville after stage 1 processing is complete.  This may change – stay tuned.

At this time, some of the materials on the CIC website have not been updated, but the applications do go to Mississauga.

Previously, these applications were filed in Vegreville, Alberta – but no longer.

Personally, I’m pleased to see this change.  In the past, we’ve had challenges dealing with Vegreville.  I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they were understaffed for the number of applications they received.

I’m hopeful that Mississauga will process in-Canada sponsorship applications faster, and that open work permits get issued earlier in the application process.

Fingers crossed!

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Gianpaolo Panusa Gianpaolo Panusa is a Canadian immigration lawyer, writer, and founder of the PanCanadian Immigration Law Group based in Vancouver, Canada. Google+ Profile

  1. April 22, 2014

    Thank you for this note. So, we should submit our PR application to Mississauga, and our Open Work Permit application separately to Vegreville? Or should we package them together?

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