Processing Times for Spousal Sponsorship

November 26, 2023

How long is the processing time for spousal sponsorship? For most applicants, the full spousal sponsorship process takes 10-12 months, which is in line with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship’s (IRCC) stated service standard. Processing time varies widely, however, due to the type of application, the visa office processing it, and individual factors of the application. Processing times […]

Red Flags in Spousal Sponsorship

November 26, 2023

What are Red Flags for a Spousal Sponsorship Application? ‘Red Flags’ are certain factors in a spousal sponsorship application that may cause an officer at Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to look more closely at the genuineness of the relationship. If any of these situations apply to you but you still meet the main eligibility requirements […]

Conjugal Partner Sponsorship

November 24, 2023

What is Conjugal Partner Sponsorship? Conjugal partner sponsorship is one of the three recognized relationship types for spousal sponsorship recognized by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), alongside spousal and common-law sponsorship. It refers to an exclusive, marriage-like relationship of at least 12 months, where due to cultural, social, or legal barriers, legally marrying or living together […]

Genuine Relationships for Spousal Sponsorship

November 24, 2023

What is A Genuine Relationship for Spousal Sponsorship? It is imperative to prove that you have a genuine relationship when applying for spousal sponsorship in Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) aims to protect the integrity of Canada’s immigration system and to ensure that the sponsorship program serves its intended purpose of reuniting families. These requirements […]

How to make a Spousal Sponsorship Appeal

November 24, 2023

How to Make an Appeal of a refused Spousal Sponsorship Application If your spousal sponsorship application was refused and you filed the application under the Outland Sponsorship stream, you have the right to make an appeal before the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD). If the refusal was due to missed documentation, an error on your part, or if […]

Refused Spousal Sponsorship

November 23, 2023

Why would a spousal sponsorship application be refused? Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) often rejects spousal sponsorship applications due to incomplete submissions, which results in a refusal to process and the return of the application. An application can be considered incomplete if essential forms or documents, such as marriage certificates, birth certificates, police certificates, or other […]

Canada Announces a Renewed Vision for Canadian Immigration

November 1, 2023

IRCC minister Marc Miller reveals plan to reshape immigration policy Ottawa, Canada – The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, just announced the release of a detailed report titled “An Immigration System for Canada’s Future.” The report outlines a set of strategies and measures intended to make the Canadian immigration process more efficient and […]

Income Requirements for Spousal Sponsorship

October 4, 2022

What is the minimum income required to sponsor a spouse? There is no specific income level that is needed in order to sponsor a spouse (a husband, wife, or common-law partner) to Canada. However, the sponsor needs to demonstrate that they can financially support their spouse once they become a Permanent Resident. Showing proof of employment is […]

Who Can Sponsor Their Spouse to Canada

October 4, 2022

What are the requirements for spousal sponsorship in Canada? The first step in a successful spousal sponsorship, sometimes known as a spouse visa, is approval of the Canadian sponsor by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). There are a few main requirements to be eligible to sponsor a spouse to Canada. These include: Be a Canadian Permanent […]

Qualifying Work Experience for Immigration to Canada

February 14, 2022

Overall there are more than 80 pathways to permanent residency for workers across Canada. In this article, we will break down some of main questions you may have work experience, and how to qualify for immigration to Canada, including: Does my work experience qualify me for immigration? How much work experience do I need to immigrate? How […]