Can I lose my permanent resident status in Canada if I divorce?
If you are a permanent resident (landed immigrant) or citizen, you generally cannot lose your status or be removed from Canada because your relationship has ended. However, if you lie to a court of law about the length or evolution of your relationship, this may affect your immigration status.
How does divorce affect my immigration status in Canada?
If the divorce means that any of the conditions are no longer met, you may be forced to leave Canada. However, if your immigration status is not tied to your relationship (e.g. you are in Canada on a temporary resident permit or work visa), a divorce should not have any effect on your status.
Can I deport my husband from Canada?
Your partner cannot have you deported. Only federal immigration authorities can force someone to leave Canada. The risk that you will be forced to leave Canada depends on your immigration status. It is important to get legal advice from a lawyer if you are worried about your immigration status.
How many years do you have to be separated to be legally divorced in Canada?
one yearIn Canada one of the grounds for a Divorce is the completion of a one year separation period. After this time has passed you can file for Divorce. During a separation spouses live apart with the intention of ending their marriage. However, you are still legally married and at any time you can reconcile.