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Cristina E. Wadhwa

Licensed Lawyer located in Toronto

Trying to sponsor your  Common Law Partner?

I can help.

Common Law Sponsorship Overview

Common Law Sponsorship

Canada is committed to keeping couples together and offers multiple options to sponsor your common-law partner under the Family Class program. With approval, your partner will be provided with the ability to:

  • Live, study, and work anywhere in Canada
  • Apply for Citizenship after a period of residence
  • Sponsor additional family members
  • Get healthcare coverage
  • Get protection under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

How to Sponsor Your Common Law Partner

Your approach to sponsoring your common-law partner depends on your unique situation but the 3 main steps are:


1) Check Your Eligibility

The government considers a variety of factors such as your age, location, background, and relationship history. You should confirm your eligibility before committing the time and money to apply for sponsorship. Click here to start your free assessment.   

2) Submit Your Applications

You will have to submit 2 kinds of application packages at the same time to cover each of you. These can be challenging, time-consuming, and confusing. Also, the government is known for changes to their rules. Those who make mistakes may experience a refusal or long delay in processing. That is why it's important to work with a trusted, experienced and affordable immigration professional to put together your applications. 

3) Track Your Application

After applying, you'll have to monitor the status of your application and make any needed updates or changes.

How Cristina Can Help You

Cristina from CEW Legal can help you determine the best way to sponsor your common law partner, make sure your application packages are complete and correct, and communicate directly with the government on your behalf to address their questions or requests.


Some of the unique benefits of working with Cristina include:

  • Free and Confidential Assessment - You don't have to pay to learn if and how Cristina can help you.
  • 1 on 1 Service - You'll work directly with Cristina at every stage in the process. Many law firms pass your file to less experienced interns, consultants, or junior associates.
  • Guidance You Can Trust - As an experienced lawyer and former Legislative Director for a Federal Member of Parliament, Cristina has spent years helping people get permanent residency. 
  • Affordability - Cristina has fair and transparent prices for her services.
Contact Cristina to schedule your free assessment over the phone or start your free online assessment now. 
"I found the application requirements, guides, and forms overwhelming. Fortunately, Cristina worked with me to put together my application package and spoke to the government for me when needed. I was surprised how fast our sponsorship was approved and now have the peace of mind that I can stay in Canada."
- Austin P.

Ask Cristina a Question

Thank you for your question. Cristina will be in contact with you within 1 business day to help you with your question.

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