The obligations of the sponsor in the sponsorship process

On July 19, 2015, in Sponsorship, by Mihaela Mindicanu

Sponsor obligationsAs part of the family sponsorship process, the sponsor commits to support the sponsored person during a certain period after obtaining permanent residence. This applies regardless of the family member sponsored: spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, child, parent or grand-parent. The commitment is the same, the duration of the undertaking however varies.

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Spousal Sponsorship – Myths and Truths

On June 21, 2015, in Sponsorship, by Yves Martineau

Sponsorship - Myths and TruthsThe number of Permanent residents and Citizens sponsoring their partners keeps increasing every year. There are several ideas and rumors regarding this process that we will explain in this article.

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Sponsorship news (2)

On March 10, 2012, in Immigration Programs, News, by Mihaela Mindicanu

One of the big concerns of the Canadian Government is marriage fraud. The authorities are changing the immigration system constantly, to be able to protect the newcomers as well as the Canadian society properly. The new change proposed yesterday will decrease considerably the number of marriages for the only purpose of obtaining the permanent residence.

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Spouse sponsorship news

On March 2, 2012, in Immigration process, News, by Mihaela Mindicanu

A Canadian permanent resident or citizen has the right sponsor a spouse, common-law or conjugal partner under certain conditions. Should the sponsorship be accepted and the permanent residence granted, the sponsor will be financially responsible for 3 years, however there are no obligations for the sponsored person. Until today, legally, the sponsored person could have divorced after acquiring the permanent resident status and sponsor another person under the same category right away. Now that would be a good, fast and easy way to come to Canada, may think some, and bring your boyfriend/girlfriend later on! Well, not anymore…

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Good and bad news for parents and grandparents

On November 7, 2011, in Immigration Programs, News, by Mihaela Mindicanu

Visas for 10 years, shorter processing times for the sponsorship applications in process and … suspension of the program. These are the changes that occurred lately for the parents and grandparents of the Canadian residents and citizens. For some these are great news, for others, not so much.

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