Take advantage of an accelerated 12-month processing period by sponsoring your spouse or common-law partner for Canadian permanent residence, whether they are living in Canada with a valid, temporary visa, or residing abroad. Applicants who are living in Canada may also qualify for an open work permit, giving couples the chance to relieve some of their financial burdens.
The spousal sponsorship program is part of Family class immigration. Under this program, a Canadian Citizen or Permanent resident may sponsor a spouse or common-law partner for Canadian Permanent residency. The Canadian government allows citizen and permanent resident of Canada to sponsor members of the family class, but it required that arriving immigrants receive care and support from their sponsors.
In Order to receive a visa through this immigration program both parties sponsor and sponsored must be able to prove their relationship and should be under one of the three categories:
REQUIREMENT FOR SPONSOR
1. Must be at least 18 years of age
2 . Must be Canadian Citizen or Permanent resident
3 . Must not have spouse sponsored in last 5 years
4 . And should have clean record of offense nor should be in Bankruptcy
REQUIREMENT FOR SPONSORED PERSON
1 . Must be of legal age to get married
2 . Must be able to have clean record of offense in home country
3 . Should be medically healthy