How does my spouse or common-law partner impact my CRS score?

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2024 13:00:39 +0000

Most newcomers applying through Canada’s economic immigration pathways will want to bring their spouse or common-law partners with them. Canada’s immigration system is sensitive to these needs. Having a loved one in your immigration application can impact your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. While certain scoring sub-categories may be negatively impacted by the presence of […]

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How a spousal open work permit can allow you to work in Canada

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2022 13:00:50 +0000

Spousal sponsorship is an integral component of Canada’s family class immigration efforts, as Canada places a big emphasis on keeping loved ones together in this country. The larger category of spousal sponsorship breaks down into two similar but still distinct sub-sections — inland spousal sponsorship and outland spousal sponsorship. Understanding the different kinds of spousal […]

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How Canada is modernizing the submission system for spousal and common-law partner sponsorship programs

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2022 12:00:33 +0000

In a bid to improve client service, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is completely digitizing the application submission process for Canada’s inland and outland spousal and common-law partner sponsorship programs. Until September 23, 2022, IRCC had previously allowed online applications to be submitted for permanent immigration programs like spousal sponsorship but also gave applicants […]

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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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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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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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How your Canadian spouse can sponsor you for immigration

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sun, 06 Mar 2022 13:00:55 +0000

Spousal sponsorship is a priority for Canada. Under its Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024, the government aims to welcome some 80,000 new immigrants through its Spousal, Partner, and Children category per year. Most of these immigrants will arrive as the spouses and partners of Canadians. The processing standard for spousal sponsorship applications is one year. After […]

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Pilot exempting certain family members from lifetime sponsorship ban now in effect

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2019 21:04:48 +0000

A new two-year pilot begins today that will allow sponsorship applications for certain family members who would normally be banned from obtaining permanent residence under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations.  The pilot concerns non-accompanying family members who were not examined and in some cases were not even declared when a foreign national applied for […]

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Open Work Permit Pilot for sponsored spouses and common-law partners in Canada extended

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 21:23:46 +0000

Canada’s federal government is extending its Open Work Permit Pilot for sponsored spouses and common-law partners who are living in Canada and in the process of applying for permanent residence under the Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada Class.   Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said the Open Work Permit Pilot program, which was set […]

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