About Marrying Canadians

If you want to be a Canadian citizen or move to Canada, you may have heard that marrying a Canadian citizen is a way to do that. However, this isn’t entirely true. If you are a foreign national and you marry a Canadian citizen, you do not automatically get Canadian citizenship. However, you will be able to apply for permanent residency through the Family Class immigration stream, or more specifically, through spousal sponsorship.

What is spousal sponsorship in Canada?

Spousal sponsorship allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their spouses, common-law spouses or conjugal partners to become permanent residents themselves. Marrying a Canadian Citizen

Sponsorship is a big responsibility, and not just anyone can apply to sponsor someone to come to Canada. There are many different strict requirements you must meet to become a sponsor in Canada to sponsor your spouse for permanent residency.

For instance, a sponsor needs to be over the age of 19, and they must have sufficient income to support their spouse and any children their spouse is bringing with them. The sponsor must also be a permanent resident of Canada or a Canadian citizen.

However, one of the most important aspects of the sponsorship is the financial obligation, because the government needs to be assured that you can support your spouse and will be responsible for them.

Spousal sponsorship is a fantastic opportunity, and you can reunite your family in Canada under this immigration stream. However, it is not an easy process and you must make sure that you know the correct procedures and meet the requirements. Contact our immigration law firm as soon as possible for an assessment of your case. We can help you!

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.

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