Canada Spousal Sponsorship Immigration News

The latest news about spousal immigration to Canada, obtaining permanent residency for a wife, husband or common law partner of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. For more information on the immigration process and requirements for family immigration visas to Canada, visit our section on the Spousal Sponsorship Program.

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Canada Spousal Sponsorship Processing Time 2019

April 26, 2018 / /

Canada is one of the most popular places in the world to immigrate to so it is no wonder that they receive thousands of applications weekly from people hoping to live and work in Canada. Spousal sponsorship is one of the more popular applications that come and go through the immigration office. The amount of […]

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How To Bring Your Girlfriend to Canada 2019

March 2, 2018 / /

Dating long distance can be hard for a couple but the battle of getting your fiance into Canada is a whole other hurdle to get over. “How to get my fiance to Canada?” Is often a question our lawyers at VisaPlace get asked on a daily basis. Unfortunately, a fiance doesn’t fall under the family […]

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Canadian Spousal Sponsorship: FAQ

October 30, 2017 / /

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

May 2, 2017 / /

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

November 5, 2016 / /

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.

March 2, 2016 / /

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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Canadian Spousal Sponsorship approved in only 6 months

December 1, 2014 / /

“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

October 25, 2014 / /

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?

March 2, 2014 / /

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

February 14, 2013 / /

People have often asked, “if I marry a Canadian citizen, can I live and work there?” While a successful sponsorship case will allow this, becoming a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada does not automatically happen when you marry a Canadian citizen. You need to go through an application process. It is a common misconception […]

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