Saturday, May 06, 2017

The two-year conditional permanent resident status for sponsored spouse is now lifted


The two-year conditional permanent resident status for sponsored spouse is now lifted.  This change applies to anyone who was subject to the requirement, as well as to new spouses and partners who are sponsored as permanent residents.


Government of Canada Eliminates Conditional Permanent Residence for Spouses and Partners

Here's an IRCC News Release dated April 28, 2017: Government of Canada Eliminates Conditional Permanent Residence for Spouses and Partners

Quotes:
“We’re doing away with a measure that could have made a bad situation worse by possibly making people feel they needed to stay in abusive situations just to keep their status in Canada. Removing conditional permanent residence is another example of the Government’s commitment for family reunification and making it easier for immigrants to build successful lives in Canada”
– The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
“Our Government is committed to advancing gender equality and to reducing gender-based violence. By eliminating conditional permanent residence, we can help ensure that people coming to Canada are kept safe from gender-based violence as they seek a chance at a better life.”
– The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women

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