Canadian immigration laws and regulations may have kept you and your loved one separated, but that is no longer going to happen. Canada is now aiming at processing 18,000 spousal sponsorship applications by the end of 2020, and you could be lucky if you meet the requirements.

The Canadian government gives family reunions a top priority. That said, the country has been aiming at issuing permanent residence visas each year to about 70 0000 new immigrants— all these visas fall under the spousal, partners, and children family sponsorship category.

The coronavirus pandemic may have affected spousal reunions, but the new Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has promised to tackle any issues that might have contributed to that.

About The Sponsorship Process

A Canadian citizen or an individual with a permanent residence status can sponsor their common-law partner, spouse, or conjugal partner for a permanent residence visa. However, the sponsoring partner and the foreign partner need to meet some requirements to get approval. The two of you should prove to the IRCC that you have a relationship that falls under the categories mentioned earlier.

Same-Sex Marriages

Canada recognizes same sex-marriages. If you are applying for a same-sex Canadian residence visa, both of you should be above 18 years. Your sponsor should be either a Canadian, a permanent resident, or registered as an Indian under the Canadian Act. If they are Canadian but living abroad, they need to prove that they intend to live with you once you obtain a Canadian permanent residence visa.

You are eligible for sponsorship if your partner is a permanent resident in Canada and lives there. To get the sponsorship, you need to prove that the social assistance is not for any other reason besides disability. Your sponsoring partner will also have to prove that they are stable enough to provide you with basic needs.

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