Sponsorship Breakdown Update

A change in law means that a section of our booklet Sponsorship Breakdown is no longer accurate. Conditional permanent resident status no longer exists (the Canadian government ended this condition recently). If someone is a permanent resident, immigration officials won’t ask them to leave Canada if they separate from their spouse, unless they believe the marriage wasn’t genuine. The information in our booklet about conditional permanent resident status is no longer accurate and can be ignored. We’re in the process of updating the booklets in English and all other languages, but that process will take some time. In the interim, we will continue to distribute the existing edition, with an alert on the order page.

If you’re a community worker and have existing copies in your office, please inform anyone you give a copy to about this change.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to send them to publications@lss.bc.ca.