Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) 101: What you need to know if you want to visit Canada

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2023 13:00:04 +0000

Canada welcomes millions of temporary residents each year. Unless an individual is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or from a visa-exempt country, an individual who wants to enter Canada for a temporary purpose must apply for a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). Get a Free Legal Consultation A temporary purpose includes tourists, temporary foreign workers […]

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Sponsoring your family if you live in Quebec

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Tue, 23 May 2023 12:00:00 +0000

The family class welcomes the second largest number of newcomers to Canada under its Immigration Levels Plan. It allows a family member of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to be reunited with their family and come to Canada and receive permanent residence. Sponsor your family for Canadian immigration Quebec has a unique status in […]

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IRCC updates Express Entry proof of funds requirement

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 02 May 2023 16:03:34 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has made an update to the proof of funds required for Express Entry candidates. The change, which was announced on IRCC’s website today, on May 2nd, was effective on April 25. Proof of funds amounts are updated yearly. IRCC bases the amount on 50% of the low-income cut-off totals. […]

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Family law in Canada: What happens when a sponsorship relationship breaks down?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2023 13:00:34 +0000

Family law problems in the immigration law context usually occur because a relationship or marriage breaks down after the spouse or partner has been sponsored to come to Canada. When this happens, there may be concerns about maintaining immigration status, sponsorship undertakings and spousal financial support. Sponsor your family for Canadian immigration The sponsor and […]

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Understanding Inland Spousal and Common-Law Partner Sponsorship

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2023 13:00:31 +0000

Family is one of the primary pillars of Canadian society. Accordingly, Canada has several family sponsorship programs that the country’s citizens and permanent residents (PR) can apply under to reunite with their loved ones. In fact, among family-class immigrants, Canada seeks to welcome some 80,000 newcomers per year under its Spouses, Partners, and Children category. […]

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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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How can I prove my relationship with my spouse or partner to IRCC?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2022 12:13:00 +0000

If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is in a relationship with a foreign national, you may sponsor that person to join you in Canada and become a permanent resident. You may sponsor your spouse, common law partner or conjugal partner. Sponsor your family for Canadian immigration In order to be eligible […]

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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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