About Spousal Sponsorship
Spousal sponsorship is a part of Family Class of immigration and designed to reunite family members. This immigration category allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their dependent children, parents and grandparents, and spouse or common-law partner. Canada Government strongly supports keeping families together whenever possible. Therefore Canadian Visa Offices give the highest priority to the processing of Family Class applications.
The Spousal Sponsorship Category
For spousal sponsorship, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) must approve the sponsor and the sponsored person after providing proof of their relationship in order to receive a visa. Relationship qualifies under one of the following categories:
- Common-law Partner