Program delivery update: Determining membership in the spouse and common-law partner in Canada class

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

June 8, 2022

The conversion to humanitarian and compassionate grounds is intended for cases where there is relationship breakdown and the primary applicant (sponsored spouse) still wishes to continue with their application for permanent residence. The spouse or common-law partner in Canada class instructions are being updated to include further clarification and additional guidance on these cases under the exemption from the requirement to have temporary resident status.

Updated instructions

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