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Canadian Immigration Sponsorship

Why Cannot He Work?

My daughter married a young man from Scotland in August 2008 on the advice of an immigration lawyer that a spousal visa was the quickest one to get. They were already engaged and planned to marry in 2010 when she finished upgrading her education…

Can We Sponsor Our Sick Brother?

My youngest brother who is 51 years old lives in Trinidad and has Downs Syndrome. He lived with my oldest brother who recently passed away, so now he is alone and unable to take care of himself. We have made temporary arrangements…

Could my sponsorship application be refused?

I landed in Canada in March 2008, worked for 2.5 months, rented an apartment, opened a bank account, and left to my home country to get married. I got married in July 2008 and I lived in Egypt ever since. I signed a contract with a Canadian company…

Common-law Partner Sponsorship

Well, I am Canadian and my boyfriend of one year is a French citizen. We are both professionals, he has a Master’s degree in languages and his area of study was translation. He was living here in Canada, but he moved back to France…

Live in Caregiver versus Spousal Sponsorship

I am working as a Live-in Caregiver (LIC) and planning to marry a Filipino Canadian citizen. Will I be a Canadian citizen too, or is it more advisable to get married after I get my permanent residence …

Can She Stay?

My wife has been a Canadian citizen for 20 years. Her sister is arriving from Poland in a month for a visit, and we would like to know what we would need to do for her to apply for permanent resident status…

Can my brother come to Ontario?

I understand you cannot sponsor your brother but we want to bring him here. I have heard of the nominee program but Ontario does not have one. Why are we dropping the number of immigrants to Ontario…

I Do Not Want My Wife to Lose Her Status

I have a question: I am a permanent resident of Canada from April 2007 with my wife & 10-year old daughter. Currently I am living here in Canada, but my wife & daughter are living in India…

Can my mom stay in Canada?

We submitted a parental sponsorship application in Mississauga for my 61 years old widowed mother in June 2006. Meanwhile, I gave birth to our first baby and we decided to bring her to Canada…

Can my boyfriend in the U.S. Sponsor Me?

I saw your column in the 24 Hours newspaper. I would like to seek your advice regarding our present situation. I have a boyfriend. He has a permanent resident status here in Canada…

Can Adopted Child Sponsor?


I enjoy reading your section in 24 Hours every week. I have a question regarding immigration. I have a niece who is 17 years old and is a Canadian citizen, but her parents and two younger brothers live in India…

Bill C-50(2)

You wrote about the new changes to the Immigration Act a few weeks ago. Do those changes affect bringing your family to Canada?

Husband’s Sponsorship

Me and my mum came to Canada in 2004, having been sponsored by my dad. Before coming to Canada and after we received the visa, I got married. When receiving the immigration visa…

Can He Sponsor His Undeclared Son?

My ex-husband had an affair with a woman while we were still married and from that relationship the woman became pregnant and had a son. Sometimes later we moved to…

Can We Come to Canada Now?

We would like to process our sponsorship application for immigration as soon as possible.
We got married on 4th January 2008 in United Arab Emirates. Me and my wife …

Employment Insurance

I have been living with my Iranian common-law partner in Canada for 8 years.  He came to Canada 10 years ago, with a fake passport and no visa. He applied for refugee status twice but was refused…


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