The Trudeau government has kept its election promise to repeal conditional status for sponsored spouses. This is good news. The two-year condition, which was introduced by the former Conservative government under Harper, was highly problematic particularly for sponsored spouses at risk interpersonal or familial violence.
Congratulations to all of the advocates who worked tirelessly to ensure this condition was removed! We will be celebrating at our upcoming Forum on Sanctuary Cities and the Future of Regularization on May 24th at the University of Toronto.
Details on the changes are available here.
Media coverage highlighting the role of advocates: Advocates hail end to ‘conditional’ spousal visas
To read more about the UofT study highlighted in media coverage, see the Migrant Mothers Project