Sponsored Spouses

Sponsored Spouses and Common-Law News

2023-02-09T15:32:23-05:00December 21st, 2016|

The Open Work Permit Pilot Program allows to spouse or common-law partner who is being sponsored for permanent residence by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to work while he or she is waiting for the processing of the application. As of December 7, 2016, John McCallum, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), announced of extension of Open Work Permit Pilot Program until December 21, 2017. Moreover, the processing time for applications under Spouses or Common-Law Partners in Canada Class will be reduced from 26 months to 12 months and all applications that have been submitted as [...]

Removing Conditional PR Provision for Sponsored Spouses and Partners partners

2023-06-21T08:33:29-04:00March 1st, 2016|

Changes In Sponsored Spouses & Partners partners Program John McCallum, The former Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, has stated that the Government of Canada plans to introduce changes in the “next couple of months” that will grant PR status to all sponsored spouses of Canadians immediately upon arriving in Canada. The changes would also remove the conditional permanent residence provision currently in place for common-law or conjugal partners in a relationship of two years or less with their sponsor and who have no children in common with their sponsor at the time they submit their sponsorship application. This [...]