Canada’s federal government plans to enact a law to limit fraudulent marriages. Canadian Immigration Minister, Mr Jason Kenny, has proclaimed that spouses should wait from the day they obtain permanent residence in Canada for a period of 5 years to be able to sponsor a new spouse.
The move to prevent fraudulent marriages is in order to prevent marriages to Canadians for the purpose of immigrating to Canada and it intends to prevent leaving their Canadian sponsor and then sponsor a new partner while their Canadian spouse is till financially responsible for them for three years.
Enforcing this regulation has happened only less than two years since the Conservatives promised they will propose strategies to deal with fraudulent marriages. The new measure formally came into force on Friday, March 2nd, 2012.
Immigration Canada in the coming weeks plans to run a series of public surveys on a proposed conditional permanent-residence provision that would deter people in newer relationships from attempting to gain quick entry to Canada when they have no plans to remain with their sponsoring partner.
According to the proposal in the Canada Gazette, the sponsored partner in a marriage or common-law relationship of fewer than two years would be subject to a conditional two-year period of permanent residence.