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Spousal Sponsorships

Spousal sponsorship is a program that allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their spouse or common-law partner for permanent residency in Canada. The sponsorship program is aimed at keeping families together by enabling them to live and work in Canada.

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Benefits of spousal sponsorship include:

  1. Family reunification: Spousal sponsorship brings spouses or partners together in Canada, promoting family unity and well-being.

  2. Permanent residency: Successful sponsorship leads to permanent residency, granting the right to live, work, and study in Canada indefinitely.

  3. Work and study opportunities: Sponsored spouses/partners can obtain open work permits and pursue studies in Canada.

  4. Access to healthcare and social services: Permanent residents, including sponsored spouses, are eligible for healthcare and social benefits.

  5. Pathway to citizenship: Sponsored spouses can apply for Canadian citizenship after meeting residency requirements.

  6. Spousal support obligations: Sponsors must financially support their spouse or partner during a specified period.

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