An individual is given conditional permanent resident status when their spouse, civil union partner, or common-law partner sponsors them for immigration to Canada. The status guarantees the sincerity of the connection.
There exist two conditions in this case:
A Canadian citizen or permanent resident has the right to sponsor their spouse, common-law partner, or other relative to immigrate to Canada via this programme. Restriction, however, applies when the person being sponsored falls within the same group.
In this situation, the person must first pass a five-year period starting on the day they arrived in Canada. Only after that can the individual sponsor a fresh spouse or companion. The need is still in place even if the individual obtains Canadian citizenship in the interim.
It’s important to clarify that partner or non-spousal sponsorship is not subject to the five-year limit. This implies that a person who was sponsored as a spouse or partner may sponsor other family members.
To be a sponsor you must be: