The aim of the family class of immigration to Canada is to reconvene the close family members. The Canadian citizens and the permanent residents of Canada can sponsor their close family members to get permanent residency. These members include the spouse or common-law partner, children, parents, grandparents, etc. Canadian visa offices give the maximal preference to such applications.
The spousal sponsorship stream is a sub-category in the family class immigration program. Under the spousal sponsorship program, they citizen or the permanent resident of Canada can sponsor his/her spouse or a common-law partner to get Canadian permanent residency. In order to get a visa, both the sponsor and the sponsored person should be certified by Citizenship and Immigration Certificate (CIC).
It is mandatory that both the sponsor and the sponsored person prove their relationship status. They can either be a spouse, common-law partner or a conjugal partner.
Note: same-sex partners and same-sex marriages are also acceptable in Canada and can apply in the program under and of the above categories supported by all the eligible requirements.
This sponsorship takes place when the sponsoring partner is outside Canada, but the candidates can still apply for immigration. If you have the same case, then you can apply for under outland sponsorship program. Once the candidates have applied for immigration, they care allowed to travel out of Canada during the entire application process. The applications are processed in the visa offices of the candidate’s home country i.e., where they have been living for the last one year.
Another stream that gives you the option to apply for the immigration program is the inland route. The candidates can apply through this stream when both the spouse are living in Canada, but one of them does not have a permanent status in Canada, the candidate might be a student, worker or a visitor. Under this program, processing of applications is a long process. Till the candidate’s application is processed, he can take the open work permit which allows him to work in the province.
Under the spouse or common-law partner sponsorship program, the following conditions are required to be fulfilled: