Canada Spousal Sponsorship Immigration almost doubled in January 2023

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Canada Spousal Sponsorship Immigration

According to the latest data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), in January 2023, Canada Spousal Sponsorship Immigration sponsorship led to almost twice as many individuals obtaining permanent residency in Canada compared to the same month last year. 

In January, Canada saw a significant increase of 90.1% in the number of new permanent residents (10,065) who arrived through spousal sponsorship immigration, compared to the same month in 2022 when only 5,295 newcomers were reunited with their loved ones through this program. This increase is also 126.9% higher than the same month in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a significant decline in immigration levels in 2020, however, the number of spousal sponsorships in Canada is already almost identical to pre-pandemic levels. 


About the Canada Spousal Sponsorship

A Canadian citizen or permanent resident can sponsor their spouse to immigrate to Canada and gain permanent residence. Canada is aware of the significance of intact families. Applications for spousal sponsorship are therefore given top priority. 

You may be able to sponsor your spouse, partner, or dependent children to immigrate to Canada as permanent residents if you’re eligible.

You must be able to in order to:

  • support them financially
  • make sure they don’t require government social assistance

Your spouse, partner, or dependent child may be sponsored if:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • You are a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or a person who has a Canadian Indian Act registration.
  • You can prove that you aren’t receiving social assistance due to a disability.
  • You can meet the basic needs of any person you wish to sponsor.


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