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Spousal Sponsorship Canada

What is the Spousal Sponsorship Program

The Canadian spousal sponsorship program is an immigration stream that facilitates the reunification of Canadian citizens or permanent residents and their foreign spouses. Foreign spouses can also be conjugal partners or common-law spouses to qualify for the program.  A spouse who is already a permanent resident of Canada or a Canadian citizen can apply to […]

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Marrying a Canadian Citizen

What happens if I marry a Canadian?

It is a big myth that someone who marries a Canadian citizen is automatically granted citizenship themselves. There is no automatic citizenship granted to anyone who marries a Canadian citizen, nor is there automatic permanent residency. In other words, nothing happens when you marry a Canadian citizen other than you are now eligible to apply […]

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Sponsoring a Spouse in Canada: Rules

Canada allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor a spouse to Canada as a permanent resident. This can be done one of two ways: either the sponsored spouse is already in Canada on a work, study or visitor visa and has married a Canadian, or the couple is married (or common-law) but the sponsored […]

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Senior Citizen in BC must pay back Government After Sponsored Spouse Collects Welfare

An 82-year-old British Columbia man who sponsored a Russian spouse to Canada has been left to pay back the $25,000 the woman received on social assistance after leaving him once she gained permanent resident status in Canada.  The couple met on an internet dating site while the woman was in British Columbia on a temporary […]

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Do I need high income to sponsor my spouse to Canada?

Canada allows permanent residents and Canadian citizens to sponsor their family members, including spouses, to come to Canada to live and work as permanent residents. When sponsoring a spouse or family member to come to Canada, you are responsible for their financial needs and support when they come to Canada.  How much money do I […]

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Same-Sex Immigration Rights in Canada

  Many countries will not recognize a same-sex couple as a married couple when they immigrate or visit a country. This can prove very problematic if a landed immigrant wishes to sponsor their same-sex spouse under any immigration stream, because the same-sex couple will not be given the same rights as a heterosexual couple if […]

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How to Prove Your Marriage is Genuine in Canada

  New Spousal Sponsorship rules to prevent immigration marriage fraud In March of 2012, the government of Canada brought new rules for the Spousal Sponsorship program into effect. These rules were aimed at individuals and couples who took advantage of the program to commit fraud – for example, sponsored spouses using their Canadian spouse to […]

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