Does IRCC recognize virtual marriages?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 17:00:53 +0000

Since 2015, Canada has not recognized virtual marriages for family class sponsorship. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) states that “if one or both parties are not physically present at the ceremony, we won’t recognize the marriage.” In order to physically present at a marriage ceremony, both parties must participate in the wedding ceremony in […]

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What are my obligations when sponsoring my spouse for Canadian immigration?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2022 17:00:04 +0000

If you sponsor your spouse or partner to become a Canadian permanent resident, you must sign an undertaking, in which you promise to provide financial support for the basic needs of your spouse or partner (and their dependent children, if applicable). Sponsor your family for Canadian immigration Basic needs include: Food, clothing, shelter and anything […]

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What is the difference between inland and outland spousal sponsorship?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2022 12:00:48 +0000

Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are in a relationship with a foreign national may sponsor that person to join them in Canada and become a permanent resident. You may sponsor your spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner. There are two main options to choose from when sponsoring your spouse or partner: Outland Sponsorship and […]

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Can my spouse or partner work while their sponsorship application is being processed?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2022 17:00:58 +0000

If you are sponsoring your spouse or partner in Canada, they can apply for an open work permit when they apply for permanent residence. While your spouse or partner’s permanent residence application is being processed, they must: Maintain legal status as a temporary resident in Canada, and; Wait for their work permit to be approved […]

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Getting married this summer? How to sponsor your spouse for Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 11:00:57 +0000

If you are planning on getting married this summer, you can start your application to sponsor your spouse now. How to sponsor your spouse or partner Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their foreign national spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner to live with them in Canada and become a Canadian permanent resident. Sponsor […]

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Canada increases length of stay for Parents and Grandparents Super Visa to 5 years

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 11:00:00 +0000

The Super Visa is a temporary visa that is an attractive option for Canadian citizens and permanent residents who wish to bring their parents and grandparents to Canada. The Super Visa is a multi-entry visitor visa that is valid for up to 10 years. Major reforms to the Super Visa came into effect today, July […]

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Canadians sponsored spouses the most from these 10 countries in 2021

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 24 May 2022 15:00:46 +0000

More than 64,000 spouses, common-law partners, and conjugal partners were sponsored for Canadian immigration in 2021. Of these, most came from India. Last year, Canadians sponsored about 10,715 loved ones from India, according to data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The second most popular source country was the US, where nearly 4,810 spouses […]

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Canadians sponsored spouses the most from these 10 countries in 2021

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 24 May 2022 15:00:46 +0000

More than 64,000 spouses, common-law partners, and conjugal partners were sponsored for Canadian immigration in 2021. Of these, most came from India. Last year, Canadians sponsored about 10,715 loved ones from India, according to data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The second most popular source country was the US, where nearly 4,810 spouses […]

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Canadian politician wants to improve Super Visa for parents and grandparents

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 19 May 2022 17:00:20 +0000

Canadian Member of Parliament Kyle Seeback is proposing a new bill to support parents and grandparents coming to Canada. The proposed changes would affect the Super Visa for parents and grandparents. Currently, the Super Visa allows parents and grandparents of Canadians to visit for two consecutive years without having to renew their status. The visas […]

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How to apply for a Canadian spousal open work permit

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Fri, 06 May 2022 13:00:50 +0000

Spouses and common-law partners of Canadians can get an open work permit while their inland sponsorship application for permanent residence is being processed. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) aims to process applications submitted through the Spousal Sponsorship program within 12 months. The Open Work Permit Program can allow foreign spouses to work while waiting […]

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