Canadian latest news updated for sponsored spouses and common-law partners of Canadian permanent residents and citizens. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) just revealed the Open Work Pilot has been extended until 31 July 2020.
This Canadian work permit extension will allow applicants to work freely in Canada till they get access to their permanent residence.
What is Spousal Sponsorship?
Canada cares about keeping families together. This thought came up for Canada’s Spousal and Common-Law Partner sponsorship program. Simply put, the sponsorship program allows those who have already immigrated to Canada and Canadian citizens to sponsor their spouses or common-law partners for their own permanent residency in Canada.
There are some certain requirements needed for Canada’s Spousal to sponsor:
- Be older than 18
- Must be a holding Canada permanent resident citizenship
- Must not be getting any social assistance
- Provide all the basic needs for the sponsor
- Be living, can sponsored spouse or common-law partner becomes a permanent resident
- If you would like to sponsor the person you are married to, your marriage must be considered as legally valid.
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In other words, the marriage must have been performed in Canada following the legal procedures or if it was performed outside of Canada, it must be legally recognized in the country.
This rule made even made simpler for sponsoring a common-law partner. You must be able to prove that you and your partner are living together for at least 12 months in a relationship that is similar to a marriage or your spouse can get a Canadian work permit so that you can work together.
The procedure of sponsoring your spouse for their permanent residency (PR) makes it easier for them to get Canadian PR, as compared to applying for PR and including them in your application.
At Eminence Immigration, we assist you with your immigration and PR visa needs. The first step is to determine your eligibility. Enroll yourself for a free assessment today to know the procedure for immigration to Canada.