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Family Class spousal sponsorship and Recent changes, updates and Government Strategy. (Video CPD 3 Hours)

  • 12 Oct 2020
  • 10 Jan 2021
  • Video CPD

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Family Class spousal sponsorship and Recent changes, updates and Government Strategy.

Format: Video - 3 CPD Hours

Presented By:  Ms. Rodica Thoma (RCIC) 

The Canadian government allows citizens and permanent residents of Canada to sponsor members of the family class.

This seminar will cover the overview of the program and types of members of the family class: who is a sponsor’s spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner; a dependent child of the sponsor; a person the sponsor intends to adopt; and other relatives of the sponsor as defined by regulation.

Areas to Cover:

IRPA (Immigration and Refugee Protection Act)

  • The objectives of this Act with respect to immigration (S.3(1)(d))
  • Sponsorship of Foreign Nationals
  • Undertakings
  • Regulations
  • Minister’s Instructions

IRPR (Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (SOR/2002-227))

  • Sections: 116 – 117  DIVISION 1 - Family Class
  • Section: 123 - DIVISION 2 - Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada Class

Recent changes, updates and Government Strategy

  • 2018-Operational changes to the spousal sponsorship program
  • Sponsorship eligibility
  • Calculating the family size
  • Minimum income during the processing of the application
  • Sponsors living in Quebec
  • Sponsorship Agreement and Undertaking
  • Cancelling the undertaking once it has been approved
  • Submitting the application
  • Withdrawing
  • Processing times



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