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Sponsor your Spouse

Many Canadians want their spouse or partner to live with them in Canada. Eastman Law Office can help you bring your spouse or partner to Canada as a permanent resident.

To sponsor your spouse or partner for permanent residency you will have to meet the following eligibility requirements:

Who can be a sponsor

You must be:

  • at least 18 years old
  • a Canadian citizen, a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or a permanent resident living in Canada:
  1. If you are a Canadian citizen living outside Canada, you must show that you plan to live in Canada when your sponsored spouse or partner becomes a permanent resident.
  1. You can’t sponsor someone if you are a permanent resident living outside Canada.
  • able to prove that you are not receiving social assistance for reasons other than a disability, and
  • can provide for the basic needs of any person you are sponsoring (and in some limited situations, that you meet the low-income cut-off).

Note: You cannot be a sponsor under certain circumstance.  For example, if you are under a removal order or are receiving social assistance for a reason other than a disability, you cannot be a sponsor.

Your Spouse, Common-law partner or Conjugal partner

  • must be at least 18 years old
  • Your relationship is genuine and wasn’t entered into entered into primarily for the purpose of acquiring any status or privilege under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
  • If your spouse or common-law partner is applying in the Spouse or Common-law Partner in Canada class, they must already live with you in Canada.

Eastman Law Office can help you apply

Eastman Law Office is thorough in its preparation and submission of Spousal Sponsorship Applications.  

After your application has been submitted to Immigration Canada Eastman Law Office handles all correspondence and communication with Immigration Canada concerning your application until a final decision is made by an officer.  All letters and e-mails from the visa office will be sent to our office so you don't have to worry about missing any. 

Call Eastman Law Office at (905) 451-1550 or e-mail us at contact@theimmigrater.com to sponsor your spouse or partner.

Click below to fill out our online form for Spousal Sponsorship and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please note that none of the information on this website should be construed as being legal advice. As well, you should not rely on any of the information contained in this website when determining whether and how to apply to any program offered by Immigration Canada. Canadian immigration law changes constantly, and therefore information contained on this website may be out of date and no longer valid. If you have a question about the contents of this website, or any question about Canadian immigration law, please contact Eastman Law Office.