Indians as immigrants have been dominating the figures over the years, including in 2021. About 10,705 Indian spouses and partners became permanent residents, 17% of the total.
Besides India, candidates from the Philippines, the US, and China, also formed the important groups of spouse and partner permanent residents last year.
In 2022, Canada’s latest Immigration Levels Plan aims to target about 80,000 people through permanent residence streams for spouses, partners and children. In total, 105,000 family-class immigrants will be welcomed this year. The remainder will come through the Parents and Grandparents Program.
Thus, there are plenty of options for Canadian citizens and permanent residents looking to bring their families to Canada.
During the COVID pandemic, spousal reunification was one of the many immigration streams that saw a significant rise in the processing times. Though, the immigration minister has ensured that the stream will return to the 12-month service standard for processing.
Family Sponsorship applicants can also check the application status of their immigration file by the new application tracker launched for family sponsorship. The tracker is available for permanent residence applicants in the spouse, partner, and dependent child categories.
Eligibility for sponsorship:
The sponsor must:
Note: Permanent residents living outside Canada cannot be sponsors.
The person being sponsored and their family members have to pass background, security, and medical checks.
A spouse can be of either sex and must be:
A common-law partner can be either sex and must:
Proof of a common-law relationship includes:
A conjugal partner can be either sex and must:
You need to submit two applications at the same time to complete the application process:
The procedure of applying for sponsoring a spouse has the following easy steps:
Step 1: Download the application package from the government website; it includes a handbook, instructions, and paperwork to assist you.
Step 2: Pay the application fee online. It comprises:
Step 3: Follow the submission steps in the handbook you downloaded to submit your application.
Step 4: When prompted, submit the relevant supporting documentation.
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