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You can be sponsored as a common law spouse and can remain in Canada while the application is going on. You can also get a work permit to work while you are waiting.
Or you can come to Canada on a study permit and go to school in Canada and your spouse can sponsor you during that time as well.
Or you can come to Canada on a study permit and after you graduate you can work in Canada and then apply for permanent residency status.
There are lots of options but is complicated and so what you should so is see an immigration in NS face to face for a complete consultation.
You can do that for free through the lawyer referral service.
That is not quite accurate. If you start a spousal application then you can get an open work permit and work anywhere.
I never suggest you get a temporary work permit at this point.
For the spousal application you have to be common law spouses for one year at least, or be married. You can have left Canada. There is no requirement about staying in Canada.
You can apply to extend your visa.
But I already told you what I think and it is to see an immigration lawyer first before deciding as you cannot get a good enough understanding by reading information online. You need an expert to analyze your facts. And you can do this for half hour for free so there is just no reason not to do so.
You aren't understanding what I am saying. It is not about being interrupted for one day.
You can leave for a day or even a short while. It is about living together in a marriage like relationship. People don't have to live together every night and day for that.
Once you've been living together for a year he can sponsor you and once that sponsorship starts you get an open work permit because you are being sponsored as a spouse.