A Canadian citizen or permanent resident who wish to bring their spouse, partner or child can apply under this category of immigration. Spouse and partner sponsorships have three different categories – spousal, common-law and conjugal partner sponsorship. Each spousal category has its own legal implications.
There are two ways to apply for the sponsorship:
- Overseas sponsorship – suitable for spouses or partners outside Canada
- In-land sponsorship – for a spouse or partner living in Canada