Home / Spousal Sponsorship

Looking To Help Your Spouse Become A Permanent Resident Of Canada In 2023?

One of the objectives of Canadian government is to see that families are reunited in Canada.  Spousal sponsorship program is the most demanded stream under family class immigration. The processing times for this application have been significantly reduced and now sponsorsed spouses have a much higher chance to obtain Canadian visitor visa while their application is being reviewed.

Green Light Canada

Get matched and discover immigration programs

You can apply in just 60 seconds – Take the free online assessment test and find out the best immigration options for you.

How to become PR under Spousal Sponsorship in Canada in 2023?

There are two distinct categories for Spouse and Common-Law Sponsorship applications: 

Outland Sponsorship: In this category, your application will be processed through the visa office located in the sponsored spouse's country of citizenship or their legal residence if they are outside of Canada. Even if you and your Spouse/Common-law partner currently reside together in Canada, you can still choose to apply under the Outland Sponsorship category. One advantage of applying under this category is that if your application is refused - you can object and get the decision reconsidered.
Inland Sponsorship (Spouse or Common-Law in-Canada category): In this category, your application will be processed within Canada. It is mandatory for you and your sponsor to live together at the time of applying and throughout the application process. If the sponsored partner possesses valid status in Canada, they may also qualify for an Open Work Permit. For individuals without valid status, there are still options for sponsorship for Permanent Residency (PR) within this application. This is particularly applicable in cases where the sponsored partner has received a removal order from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). It is important to note that Inland sponsorship does not grant the right to appeal in the event of refusal.

“Canada recognizes same-sex marriages and partnerships and LGBT people are equaly eligible to apply for PR as families.”

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO SPONSOR?

If you meet the following criteria, you have the opportunity to sponsor your spouse:

  • Citizenship or Residency: You must be either a Canadian citizen, a registered Indian under the Canadian Indian Act, or a permanent resident (PR).
  • Age Requirement: You should be at least 18 years old.
  • Residency in Canada: If you are a Canadian citizen residing outside Canada, it is essential to demonstrate your intention to live in Canada once your sponsored spouse or partner obtains permanent residency. However, if you are a permanent resident living outside of Canada, you cannot sponsor someone.
  • Ability to Provide: You must be capable of meeting the basic needs of yourself, your spouse or partner, your spouse or partner’s dependent child(ren) (if applicable), or your dependent child(ren) (if you are solely sponsoring your dependent child).
  • Low-Income-Cut-Off (LICO): In most cases, there is no specific LICO requirement for spouse, partner, or dependent child sponsorships. However, if the spouse or partner you’re sponsoring has a dependent child who has their own dependent children,, you will need to meet the minimum LICO score determined annually by the Canadian government. If LICO requirements apply to you, it is necessary to include a Financial Evaluation (IMM 1283) form with your application.
Looking To Help Your Spouse Become A Permanent Resident Of Canada

WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE?

There are certain situations where you may not be eligible to sponsor a spouse or partner. These include:

  • Previous Undertaking: If you have signed an undertaking for a previous spouse or partner, you may not be eligible to sponsor another person until at least three years have passed since they became a permanent resident.
  • Social Assistance: If you receive social assistance for reasons other than disability, it may affect your eligibility for sponsorship.
  • Unpaid Social Assistance: If you have previously sponsored someone and have outstanding unpaid social assistance that was received while the undertaking was in effect, you may not be able to sponsor another person.
  • Default on Immigration Loan or Performance Bond: If you are in default on an immigration loan or a performance bond, it may impact your ability to sponsor.
  • Non-payment of Alimony or Child Support: If you have not paid court-ordered alimony or child support, it may affect your eligibility for sponsorship.
  • Bankruptcy: If you have declared bankruptcy that has not been discharged, it may impact your eligibility to sponsor.
  • Criminal Convictions: If you have been convicted of an offence of a sexual nature, a violent crime, an offence against a relative causing bodily harm, or if you have threatened or attempted to commit any of these offences, your eligibility to sponsor will depend on the nature of the offence, the time that has passed since it occurred, and whether you have received a pardon.
  • Recent Permanent Residency: If you were previously sponsored as a spouse, common-law, or conjugal partner and became a permanent resident of Canada less than five years ago, it may affect your ability to sponsor another person.
  • Removal Order: If you are under a removal order, you may not be eligible to sponsor.
  • Incarceration: If you are currently in a penitentiary, jail, reformatory, or prison, it may affect your eligibility for sponsorship.
  • Pending Application: If you have already applied to sponsor your current spouse or partner and have not received a decision yet, it may impact your eligibility to sponsor another person.

To check your eligibility for the program, we recommend you fill out our Assessment Form. We guarantee a response from our specialists within 24 hours regarding your eligibility.

Learn How To Sponsor Your Spouse To Come To Canada Today

Becoming permanent residents in Canada under Spousal Sponsorship

The Process Overview:

We provide comprehensive services for your spouse sponsorship journey, ensuring a smooth and efficient process. Our services include:

Customized Document Checklist: We generate a personalized checklist of all the required documents and gather necessary information to ensure your application is complete and accurate.
Expedited Document Acquisition: We guide you on the fastest ways to obtain any necessary documents, ensuring a streamlined process.
Initial Eligibility Assessment: We conduct an assessment of your situation and determine the eligibility of both you and your spouse for the sponsorship process.
Application Preparation: Our team assists you in filling out all the required forms and preparing supporting documents, ensuring your application package is of the highest quality.
Application Review: Your application is reviewed by our team of senior and experienced Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) to ensure its completeness and accuracy.
Application Submission: We handle the submission of your application, ensuring it is submitted within the designated time frame.
Additional Request Assistance: If there are any additional requests or inquiries from the immigration authorities, we assist in resolving these matters promptly and effectively.
Congratulations on Permanent Residency: Once your spouse's application is approved, we extend our congratulations on their successful journey to becoming a permanent resident of Canada.
Advantages
Challenges

Did you know that the approval rate of spousal sponsorship application is typically around 90%?

    • 1

      General Information

    • 2

      Sponsor Information

    • 3

      Sponsored Spouse’s information

    1/3

    General Information








    First Name*

    Last Name*

    Email*

    Phone*

    Age *

    Gender *

    Country of Citizenship *

    Country of Residence *

    Marital Status *

    Do you have dependent children? *


    Are you a citizen of Canada?*

    Are you a permanent resident (PR) of Canada?*


    Do you reside in Canada?

    Were you yourself sponsored to become a PR in Canada as a spouse?*

    Have you sponsored a spouse in the past?

    Do you have any unpaid immigration loans?

    Are you incarcerated or have been convicted of a crime in Canada or outside?


    Have you filed for banruptcy in Canada?

    First Name*

    Last Name*

    Email*

    Phone*

    Age *

    Gender *

    Country of Citizenship *

    Country of Residence *

    Marital Status *

    Do you have dependent children? *

    Have you been refused a visa or any immigration application in any country? *


    What is the best way to reach you?*

    Other Programs

    If you are thinking of sponsoring your partner to come to Canada, contact Green Light Canada to evaluate your chances!
    Green Light Canada Immigration
    wpChatIcon
    Notifiction bar

    ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO IMMIGRATE TO CANADA?

    We can help you with the whole immigration process!