Immigration | FAMILY REUNIFICATION

Grant immediate permanent residency to new spouses entering Canada, eliminating the two-year waiting period.

Liberal Platform (Page 53) | October 5, 2015
Achieved
April 28, 2017

Advocates hail end to 'conditional' spousal visas

Toronto Star

The Liberal government has finally repealed the immigration rules that required migrants sponsored by their Canadian spouses to stay in a relationship for two years before earning their permanent residency.

The announcement by Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen on Friday was hailed by migrants' advocates, who have said the requirement by the previous Conservative government placed sponsored newcomers, especially women, at increased risk of abuse.