Conditional Permanent Residence Eliminated

Monday, May 1, 2017

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has removed Conditional Permanent Residence for sponsored spouses and partners of Canadian citizens. The eliminated rule required a sponsored spouse or partner to live with their sponsor for two years. The IRCC will continue to monitor sponsorship relationships to check for marriage fraud and will maintain the five-year marriage bar on sponsoring someone else.

Read this backgrounder from the IRCC for more information on why they made this change. Settlement.Org has an article on how your immigration status might change in the case of a divorce.