Canadian citizens and permanent residents may sponsor close family members for their permanent residence in Canada. Canada has one of the most generous family reunification programs in the developed world. Canadian government is committed to keeping families together whenever possible, and prioritizes the processing of sponsorship applications.
In Canadian family class sponsorship applications, it is important to demonstrate that the spousal partner is immigrating to Canada because of you and not just because of his or her desire to live and/or work in the country. Therefore, you will need to prove that your relationship with your spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner is genuine. Proof of a genuine relationship with your spousal partner can be demonstrated via a marriage certificate and/or some of the following documentation:
- Frequent communication such as letters, emails, chat conversations, phone calls, etc.
- Photographs of you and your partner together before and after the commencement of the relationship.
- Joint bank accounts for the couple.
- Life Insurance policy showing spousal partner as a beneficiary.