Monday, July 20, 2009

I am in Canada with work permit can I sponsor my spouse?



Here's another question from one of my blog readers.
I am in Canada with work permit can I sponsor my spouse? I have been thinking about this for a while and was hoping you might be able to shed some light on the subject.

Here's my reply.

Family Class sponsorship is not applicable to Temporary Foreign Workers. However, your wife may apply for a Temporary Resident Visa to visit you in Canada. Here's Canadian Tourist Visa application guide. Please note that your wife will not need a visa to enter Canada if she is from a visitor visa exempted country.

Another alternative is to get your wife a Labor Market Opinion (LMO) and then file for a Work Permit Application like you did.