Program delivery update: Applications under the family class with separated spouses
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
January 10, 2023
Updated instructions are available to assist officers assessing family class applications with separated spouses. These updates clarify instructions for officers and reflect current regulations.
Officers are encouraged to consult the following subheadings in the instructions as they have been updated:
- Legislative requirements for the sponsor
- How to count family size with separated spouses
- Co-signers and non-co-signers of parent and grandparent applications
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