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Canadian Spousal Sponsorship: FAQ

By Ella BergquistOctober 30, 2017
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Spousal immigration is an important aspect of Canadian immigration and thousands of people apply under this category every year. If you have a spouse who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, he/she can sponsor you to immigrate to Canada under certain conditions. We receive thousands of familiar questions about the process. Our VisaPlace licensed […]

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Canada Eliminates Conditional Permanent Residence

By Ella BergquistDecember 3, 2019
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Ending Conditional PR to Stop Abusive Relationships As of April 28, 2017, spouses and common-law partners who are sponsored to immigrate to Canada will not experience a period of conditional Permanent Resident status. From this point further, they will have full permanent residence upon arriving in Canada. The Canadian government suggested that by eliminating the […]

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Why You Will Love Canada’s Immigration Laws for Same Sex Marriage

By Michael NirenNovember 5, 2016
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Being in a same-sex relationship presents challenges: you’re faced with prejudices of others and discrimination against you and your partner, all while trying to live as a couple and make your partnership work. And if you live in a country that doesn’t allow same-sex marriage laws, you’re most likely the target of bigotry at the […]

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Sponsored Spouses Can Get Immediate Permanent Residence for Canada. No More 2-Year Wait.

By Michael NirenMarch 2, 2016
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Spousal Sponsorship Canada Canada’s Liberal government wants to make it easier for sponsored spouses to become Canadians. Immigration Minister John McCallum recently announced that Canada is eyeing a new system that would be closer to the American spousal sponsorship system. Instead of having to wait 2 years, spouses can get immediate permanent residence. This is […]

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How to Sponsor your Spouse to Canada

By Michael NirenDecember 3, 2019
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Hello, everyone. My name is Hishgee Bessey from visaplace.com. Today I would like to talk about sponsoring your spouse or common-law partner. If you’re a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident who married a foreign national, you may be eligible to sponsor your spouse. Canadian government gives a priority to such kind of application, recognizing […]

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Canadian Spousal Sponsorship approved in only 6 months

By Michael NirenDecember 3, 2019
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

“I Would like to take a moment to give much deserved thanks to Niren and Associates for necessitating a quick and smooth process of my spousal permanent residence application. Many thanks in particular to my representative Sonia Grewal. I am typing this review today from Canada as a landed immigrant exactly 6 months after we […]

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CIC Announces Spousal Sponsorship Targets for 2014

By Michael NirenOctober 25, 2014
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Back at the end of 2013, it was announced by Immigration Minister Chris Alexander that the CIC planned to welcome almost 50,000 sponsored partners, spouses and children this year. Spousal Sponsorship Targets for 2014 There’s still time to apply for those looking to sponsor their partners, spouses or children, although it should be noted that from August 1, the […]

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What If My Spousal Sponsorship Is Refused?

By Michael NirenMarch 2, 2014
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

After obtaining permanent residence in Canada, it is very common for one to then try to bring their spouse to live there too. There are a handful of factors, however, that may cause someone to be refused spousal sponsorship. Reasons Why Spousal Sponsorship Is Refused Ineligible to Sponsor It is important to note that simply […]

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Marrying a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident in 2019

By Michael NirenFebruary 14, 2013
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Deciding to get married is an exciting decision for a couple. However, it can become tricky when the partners do not hold the same citizenship. If you and your spouse decide that you want to live in Canada, the spouse with Canadian citizenship or permanent residency can sponsor the other. While a successful sponsorship case […]

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Sponsorship Lawyers for Toronto

By Michael NirenJanuary 8, 2013
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Are you searching for a Sponsorship Lawyer in Toronto? Do you wish to sponsor your loved one to Canada and do not know where to turn? Immigration law is becoming increasingly complex so it is essential that you get the help you need in order to ensure that the process will go smoothly. Sponsorship Applications […]

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Spousal Sponsorship Application Approved

By Michael NirenNovember 22, 2012
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Hello Natalie I hope this email finds you well. Please be advised that we have received notification today from CIC that you have been approved as a sponsor and Terry’s application for Permanent  Residence has been forwarded to CPP Ottawa for further processing. The current processing time at the CPP Ottawa is approximately 8-12 months. We will contact […]

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New Spousal Sponsorship Rules Introduced By Canadian Government

By Michael NirenOctober 25, 2012
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

The Government of Canada has announced that the long-discussed spousal sponsorship rules are now in effect. These rules will have a big impact on marriage immigration in Canada, and sometimes not for the better. On December 15, 2016, the Liberal Government of Canada announced a number of major changes to the family sponsorship immigration process. […]