Under this program Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident can sponsor their spouses or common law partners to become permanent residents in Canada.
In spousal sponsorship, the relationship should be genuine. The couple should apply under this program if the relationship is genuine and not only for the purpose of immigration otherwise the application will be refused
The financial responsibility must be fulfilled by the sponsor and a sponsor must take full financial responsibility for a spouse/common-law partner by signing an undertaking for 3 years. If their sponsored spouse or common-law partner requires social assistance within 3 years after being granted PR status, the sponsor is obligated to repay the sum.
Requirements for a common-law partnership are as below