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.