If you meet all sponsorship requirements, we will: people who wish to apply under the Family Class sponsorship category can obtain an assessment of their eligibility by often completing our free online assessment, changing family situations and breaking up a sponsorship relationship. The article focuses on the collapse of joint sponsorship/common law/marriage. For more information about a partner`s or family member`s sponsor, visit Sponsorship Basics. Important: If the person you are sponsoring (or your child) has one or more children under the sole responsibility of the other parent, you must nevertheless include the child in the application. Even if there is a written agreement or court order to show that the sponsored person does not have custody or responsibility, you must list the child on the application and that child must pass a medical examination. This gives the sponsored person the opportunity to sponsor his or her child as a member of the family class in the future if there may be changes to custody or the order of life. If a permanent resident does not declare all family members at his request, he or she may lose permanent resident status. Another situation of sponsorship breakdown is where the foreign spouse or partner arrives in Canada so is not supported by the Canadian sponsor and goes to social assistance/welfare collection. In such a situation, the Canadian sponsor is considered to have breached its sponsor obligations and the government may ask them to repay the social benefits collected by the foreign spouse.

Note: Custody of spouses and custody of children are complex legal issues and you should seek the assistance of a family lawyer, whether you are suing the courts or trying to reach an agreement with your partner. The five-year sponsorship bar does not apply, regardless of the date of your permanent residence. Like any couple in a romantic relationship, you and your sponsored spouse may encounter difficulties that can lead to separation and conflict. It doesn`t change your commitments, which are unconditional. If you and your spouse separate, you are always responsible for their basic needs. In other words, the sponsorship contract remains in effect for the duration of the commitment period. There are some exceptions, as explained below, but these are limited. In general, you remain responsible for your sponsored spouse, whether you are together or separated.

There are two situations that are important to understand: if you are experiencing one of the situations described above, talk to a sponsoring lawyer who will help you navigate the problem. Sometimes, when applying for a spouse or partner sponsorship, the Canadian sponsor changes his or her mind about the relationship and withdraws its sponsorship. If the sponsored spouse`s application for permanent residence is still pending, if the sponsorship is withdrawn, immigration authorities will reject the application for permanent residence. If this happens and the couple reconciles later, it will be necessary to reapply for sponsorship and restart the process. If you are a permanent resident and you are sponsored by your partner, your permanent resident status is not affected if the sponsorship collapses. Your sponsor cannot withdraw the sponsorship at this stage. The government cannot withdraw you just because you are leaving your sponsor. Your sponsor may threaten you and insist that he withdraw his sponsorship, but that is not true.

NOTE: If the sponsor`s circumstances likely change, the debt can only be deferred for 12 months instead of being cancelled and the debt will continue to accumulate until the end of the sponsorship period. The Quebec government will review your sponsorship application and tell you if you are eligible. The Quebec government may consider it ineligible if: the sponsorship evaluation will help us assess your past and current commitments to sponsorship commitments you have signed or co-signed.