- The government of Canada is proposing to introduce a specified period of conditional permanent residence for some sponsored spouses and partners;
- Making permanent residence for the sponsored partner conditional puts all the power into the hands of sponsor, who may use the precarity of the partner’s status as a tool for manipulation;
- The proposed conditional permanent residency would represent a major step backwards in Canadian immigration policy, increase inequalities in relationships between spouses, and put women in particular at heightened risk of violence and exploitation;
Therefore be it resolved
that the CCR oppose conditional permanent residence for sponsored spouses and partners.
Immigration and Settlement