Posted on May 1, 2017
The much awaited announcement with regards to Conditional Permanent Residence status of certain sponsored spouses and partners has been finally made by the federal government of Canada. This controversial rule of Conditional Permanent Residency has now been abolished by the Canadian government. Hence, now the sponsored common-law-partners and spouses won’t have to wait for their formal permanent residence status anymore; rather they will get the PR status straightaway on arriving in Canada.
The Conditional Permanent Residence Rule Removed
The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have issued a formal statement announcing the removal of Permanent Residence rule on April 28, 2017. The buzz in this regard was already out; however, the formal confirmation was awaited from the government, which has come now.
The Visas Avenue – the leading Visa and Immigration Advisory Firm already published the news with regards to the forthcoming announcement to be made by the government regarding Conditional Permanent Residence provision, vide its blog posted on April 27, 2017.
Government Took the Cases of Abusive Relationship in Consideration
As per the government, the decision of abolishing the Conditional Permanent provision was taken in view of rising cases, wherein the sponsored spouses and partners were forced to stay in an abusive relationship because of this rule. The sponsored partners and spouses used to bear all kind of abuses, i.e. psychological, sexual, financial, physical, etc. due to the fear of losing their permanent residence status in Canada.
The provision of Conditional permanent residence was introduced by former Conservative government way back in year 2012 to prevent people from manipulating with the visa guidelines and get involved in ‘marriage of convenience’. A marriage of Convenience is the non-genuine relationship that is proved genuine and legitimate in front of government by few people to get the permanent residency in Canada.
The current liberal government admits that such cases of fake relationship do exist in the country; hence, the government has eliminated the rule of Conditional permanent residence to fulfil his commitment to support gender equality and discourage the gender violence, along with encouraging family reunification in the country. Though, the government also emphasises on the fact that not all the relationships are non-genuine, as there are a vast number of couples residing in Canada on permanent resident status through legal means.
The decision was long time due
The decision of removing the Conditional Permanent Residence provision was a long time due as Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) already expressed its intention about eliminating this rule, last year, i.e. October 2016 in view of the vulnerability of some sponsored spouses and common-law partners.
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