Citizenship and Immigration Canada (also known as Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) announced that the government of Canada will deliver faster processing for spousal sponsorships. As of January 1st, processing times will be reduced to 12 months or less regardless of where the applicant applies from. This represents a major change in their policy and shows Canada's commitment to reuniting Canadians and Permanent Residents with their spouses. Other changes include revised application forms which CEW Legal has performed a review of. If you have questions about the new requirements and process please contact us.