The Government of Canada has put in place a bar on sponsorship in an ongoing effort to deter people from using a marriage of convenience to come to Canada, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.(Mar 2 2018)
Regulatory changes now in force mean sponsored spouses or partners will have to wait five years from the day they are granted permanent residence status in Canada to sponsor a new spouse or partner.
Until now, a sponsored spouse or partner arriving in Canada as a permanent resident could leave their sponsor and sponsor another spouse or partner themselves, while their original sponsor was still financially responsible for them for up to three years.
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Canada has recently tightened up its immigration requirements.
- Candidates are awarded points based on their education, work experience, age, knowledge of English and or French, and the qualifications of the spouse if there is one.
Generally you will need a University degree
- proof of 4 or more years work experience in your field
- to be fluent in English or French
- have an immediate relative in Canada
- and an offer of employment.
- Provincial Nomination:
Most provinces in Canada have an agreement with the Government of Canada
that allows them to play a more direct role in selecting immigrants who wish
to settle in that province. If you wish to immigrate to one of Canada's
provinces as a Provincial Nominee, you must first apply to the province where
you wish to settle. The province will consider your application based on their
immigration needs and your genuine intention to settle there.
Before applying to immigrate to Canada, Provincial Nominees must complete
the provincial nomination process
- Quebec-Selected Immigration:
The Quebec government and the Government of Canada have an agreement
that allows Quebec to select immigrants who best meet its immigration
needs. Under the Canada-Quebec Accord on Immigration, Quebec is able to
establish its own immigration requirements and select immigrants who will
adapt well to living in Quebec.
To come to Canada as a Quebec Skilled Worker, you must first apply to the
Quebec government for a Certificat de selection du Québec.
If you wish to immigrate to Canada, there are four categories under which you may apply:
Family Class Immigration:
- Skilled Worker Class Immigration:
Skilled workers are people whose education and work experience will help
them find work and make a home for themselves as permanent residents in
- Business Class Immigration:
Business immigrants are people who can invest in, or start businesses in
Canada and are expected to support the development of a strong and
prosperous Canadian economy. The Business Immigration Programs seek to
attract people experienced in business to Canada.
Business immigrants are selected based on their ability to become
economically established in Canada.
There are three classes of business immigrants:
The Immigrant Investor Program seeks to attract experienced
persons and capital to Canada. Investors must demonstrate
business experience, a minimum net worth of CDN $800,000 and
make an investment of CDN $400,000.
The Entrepreneur Program seeks to attract experienced persons
that will own and actively manage businesses in Canada that will
contribute to the economy and create jobs. Entrepreneurs must
demonstrate business experience, a minimum net worth of CDN
$ 300,000 and are subject to conditions upon arrival in Canada.
- Self-employed persons
Self-employed persons must have the intention and ability to
create their own employment. They are expected to contribute to
the cultural or athletic life of Canada. They may create their own
employment by purchasing and managing a farm in Canada.
Canadian citizens and permanent residents living in Canada, 18 years of age
or older, may sponsor close relatives or family members who want to become
permanent residents of Canada. Sponsors must promise to support the
relative or family member and accompanying family members for a period of
three to 10 years to help them settle in Canada.
Canadian law allows you to adopt a child from another country if you are a
Canadian citizen or permanent resident. To bring your adoptive child to
Canada, you must sponsor the child for immigration. You can start
sponsoring a child as soon as you decide to adopt or you can wait until after
you have found a child and have started the adoption process.