Canada strongly supports family unification and there are pathways for Canadian permanent residents and citizens to sponsor their spouse or partner. You can sponsor a spouse or partner whether they are in Canada or overseas.
Who can sponsor their spouse?
If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, are at least 18 years of age, and are in a genuine relationship with another individual, we recommend that you speak with one of our immigration experts for further information.
What is the processing time?
Processing times vary depending on whether you are applying inside or outside of Canada, but on average, the government quotes 12-24 months. Visit the Government of Canada website to view the most up-to-date processing times.