Following the regulations governing the Canada spouse visa, individuals holding temporary residency status (such as a study or work permit) or those with permanent resident or citizen status have the opportunity to sponsor their spouses for a visit or an extended stay in Canada.
The Dependent Visa, commonly known as the Spouse Visa, is designed specifically for the spouses or partners of the primary applicants who hold temporary residence status in Canada, be it through a Study Permit, Work Permit, or Permanent Resident/Citizen status. This visa category facilitates the reunion of families and supports the presence of spouses or partners in Canada, promoting family unity within the framework of Canadian immigration policies.
✓ Spouse Dependent Open Work Permit: This category applies when the sponsor in Canada holds a work permit.
✓ Study Permit Dependent Visa: If the sponsor in Canada is on a study permit, this visa allows the spouse to accompany them.
✓ Work Permit Dependent Visa: Tailored for spouses of individuals in Canada on a work permit.
✓ PR / Citizen Dependent Visa: Applicable when the sponsor in Canada holds Permanent Resident (PR) status or is a citizen.
✓ Spouse Dependent Visitor Visa: Designed for spouses who wish to visit their partners in Canada.
✓ Extension of a Spouse Dependent Work Permit: This category facilitates the extension of a spouse's dependent work permit.