Citizenship Immigration Canada states that a common-law partner refers to a person who is living in a conjugal relationship with another person (opposite or same sex), and has done so continuously for a period of at least one year. A conjugal relationship exists when there is a significant degree of commitment between two people.
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Can a common law partner live in Canada with a sponsor?
if they are the spouse or common-law partner of a sponsor (as defined in R130) and cohabit with that sponsor in Canada (Common-law partners must have cohabited for at least one year [ R1 (1)] Other requirements applicable to a foreign national, who applies to remain in Canada as a member of the Spouse or Common-law Partner in Canada Class:
What is a common-law partner?
A common-law partner is a person who shares a conjugal relationship (marriage-like relationship without being married) with another person and that person can be either of the opposite sex or the same-sex. The common-law partnership must show evidence of cohabitation in a conjugal relationship.
Can my spouse or common-law partner work or study in Canada?
If your spouse or common-law partner already has a work or study permit, they may continue to work or study as long as the permit is valid. It is illegal to work or study without authorization from IRCC.
Did You Know you can have a common-law partner if separated?
Did you know… You are still considered to have a spouse or common-law partner if you were separated involuntarily (not because of a breakdown in your relationship). An involuntary separation could happen when one spouse or common-law partner is living away for work, school, or health reasons or is incarcerated.