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“Conditional PR” for Some Married Spouses

Canada has implemented its new rule to give only a ‘conditional permanent residence’ to sponsored spouses who have been in a relationship with their sponsor for less than two years and have no children from the partnership. The new rules came into effect October 25, 2012. Under the new rules, spouses with less than a two-year old relationship who are sponsored to come to Canada under the … [Read more...]

New Govt.’s Possible Immigration Agenda

The Conservative Party has gained a majority in Canada. The party has been governing Canada since 2006 as a minority government, and has been actively making changes to the country’s immigration system. These changes include changing the philosophy behind the Skilled Worker program – from a system with the right to apply if a person meets the minimum points to a system where only those … [Read more...]

Public Input Sought on Immigration Law Changes

The Canadian government is now asking public’s input into its proposal to implement a so-called conditional permanent residence for those coming to the country under spousal sponsorship. In a government notice, Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) – the federal department that runs the country’s immigration process – also makes it public for the first time its intention to introduce the … [Read more...]

Visa Rule for Sponsored Spouses to Change

The Canadian government is reportedly planning a major overhaul of its visa system for people who come to the country after being sponsored by their Canada-based spouses. According to reports, the government wants to introduce a temporary permanent residence, called “conditional permanent residence”, for those coming to join their spouses. The temporary residence will be valid for two … [Read more...]

Canada Acts Against Immigration Marriage Fraud

The Canadian government is taking another step in its campaign against the so-called ‘marriage fraud’ or ‘marriages of convenience’ by immigrants. This step takes the form of an online consultation process to gather views on “impact of marriage fraud”, Canada’s Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration said. The online consultation to gather views on the impact of marriage fraud will be done … [Read more...]

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