Top 10 Countries For Canadian Sponsored Spouses. Spouses of Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible for permanent residency in Canada. More than 64,000 spouses, common-law companions, and conjugal companions were sponsored in 2021.
Data from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada reveals that most of the spouses came from India. The second most popular country for spousal sponsorships was the USA.
Here are the top 10 counties for Canadian sponsored spouses. This was via the Spousal and Common-law Sponsorship program for 2021.
Thus, we can see that India has dominated the Spouse and Partner Immigration in 2021, i.e., almost 17% of the 64,340 total. Candidates from the US, Philippines, and China have also made-up important groups of spouse and partner permanent residents.
The latest immigration levels plan targets 80,000 applicants through the PR stream for spouses, common-law partners, and children in 2022.
Among the 105,000 immigrants under the Family Class this year, this is the majority. The remainder will be coming through the Parents and Grandparents program.
Immigration Levels Plans For Spouses, Partners, and Children
Spousal visas have been one of the many immigration streams that saw a significant rise in processing times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser recently said that this stream was one of the first to return to the 12-month service standard for processing.
Thus, there are many options for permanent residents to bring their spouses into Canada. To know more about the eligibility and process, check this out.