You normally need a valid passport to “land” so you should renew your passport. Try not to hand in your expired passport if you can.
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Marriage will not affect your Express Entry application.
Once you are married, you can be sponsored. But you cannot remain a diplomat for a foreign country and be a permanent resident at the same time.
If you qualify to immigrate through FSW or CEC it doesn’t matter where you are physically, as long as you have legal status there. So it shouldn’t matter.
That really depends upon whether you’re still identifiable by your old photograph.
No, you do not have to include your Canadian wife.
You can apply for a visitor visa to travel back to the country. (If you are driving to and from the US, you don’t need to do this.) You should apply for a bridging work permit so that you can work between when your work permit expires and when you get your PR.
You can marry your boyfriend in Canada or the US.
Once you are married you can apply for an open work permit to work along side your husband in Canada.
Once he qualifies to apply for PR, you can be part of the application. (Alternatively, if you qualify for PR first, he can be on your application.)
He can’t sponsor you yet, he’s not a permanent resident.
If your job if skilled – i.e. you are eligible for Canadian Experience Class – you must work in Canada for at least one year before applying for PR.
At that time you can create an Express Entry profile.
Once you get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) it should be approximately 6 months from the date of your application submission when you receive a decision.
You should provide their answers in writing, translated if need be, to show you made the effort.
The stated processing time of 6 months is just a goal and, moreover, a goal as an average, meaning that even if IRCC (formerly CIC) meet the goal, some applications will be done sooner and some less soon.
Your best option is to submit a case specific enquiry.