I have a Post Graduate work permit valid up to 2018. I have a NOC class A 2175 job and I am planning to apply for permanent residence. My employer has already filed a pre-screen application under the International Student with a job offer category under OINP in January. The processing time for this application is 90 days. After the approval of this, I have to apply for a Nominee application, the processing time for which is 90 days again which will give me 600 points in my Express Entry profile.
I got married in January. My wife is in India and I want to get her in Canada as soon as possible.
Basically I can think of couple of options:
(1) File my Nominee application as married and wait to get the permanent residence under Express Entry which will take me at least 8 months.
(2) Apply for a work permit for my wife as my dependent. Somebody suggested that this process is quick and generally takes only a month. However I could not find a proper link on CIC to do so.
What is the procedure for this?
What are the requirements?
Do I have to show any balance in my bank account?
Does she need to give IELTS or similar exam before coming here?
A link explaining all of this would be really great.
(3) Any other option that I am not aware of.
UPDATE 1 I have tried calling CIC inquiring this and I have asked a couple questions regarding this. When asked they sent me a generic email dumping all the information in it but not giving answers to my specific questions, so my question still remains the same.
UPDATE 2 I have tried talking to CIC customer service again today to apply for a spousal work permit making my wife as my dependent. Upon talking to them, I told them I had opened up a MyCIC account under my wife's name and that the application showed that I had to upload the IMM1295 but it isn't asking for any information regarding my job which isn't right because the work permit is dependent on the type of job I have. Upon asking CIC customer service representative about the details about where do I need to provide the information about my job and other info, I was told you have to submit it as optional documents with the application which doesn't seem right as these are the most important documents required for this application. I am really hoping I get some help here because other sources are not being helpful right now.