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Can I sponsor even if I’m a student? 

Andrei0917
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Posted On: 11 days ago
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I was born in Romania but have moved here in Canada 20 years ago.

I’m 26 years old and currently studying in college where I met this amazing woman in the student housing where I lived.

She is an international student and later became my girlfriend.

We’ve been living together since September 2016. She recently finished her one year program only because her father lost his job and couldn’t support her school expenses for the second year. She has a part time job because it is allowed on her visa. That’s why she applied for her post graduate work permit that will only last a year. If approved, her permit will expire next year around Oct-November which is why I want to sponsor her because I need her to stay with me.

I’m planning to propose to her come this Christmas which leads me to these questions:

1. Can I sponsor her even if I’m still a student? I have a part time job now and had full time jobs before deciding to go to college. My parents love her and are willing to help her stay here.
2. Should I sponsor her for common law or wait until we get married to sponosr her for spousal visa?

Her time is ticking and I don’t want to lose her over her status here in Canada. I hope to get answers here asap.

Thank you!
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Posted On: 17 hours ago
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in this type of information.

You can find some detailed information regarding the sponsorship process in our Settlement.Org How do I sponsor a spouse, common-law partner or dependent child from inside Canada? article.

If you by being a student, you are concerned about an income requirement, in terms of a specific income requirement in order to sponsor a spouse to Canada, there is no income requirement at all for spousal sponsorship applications.

Although there is no income requirement, you must not be receiving welfare benefits from any province (other than for disability) and you must not be in bankruptcy proceedings or an undischarged bankrupt.

You can also find some additional and very detailed, specific information in the Guide 3900 - Sponsorship of a spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner or dependent child living outside Canada.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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