SOC101Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Mail-Order Bride, Family Reunification, Sham Marriage

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9 Jan 2013
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Women migrating as spouses or for the purposes of marriages. 69% women entered canada as married btw1980-2010, 58% men. Visa is only good for ppl to enter within one year, but takes time to settle so family follow later (apply for visa later )and come to rejoin family - man goes, women follows, Spouse: married sponsor and marriages is legally valid, can include same sex partner if marriage was legally recognized. Cl common law relationship : have been living together in a conjugal relationships for at least one yr, in a continuous 12 month period. Conjugal partner: refers to ppl in exceptional circumstances beyond their control that can"t qualify as spouse or cl, have been prevented from marriage or living together bc of immigration barriers, marital status, sex orientation. Spouse, cl, or conjugal partner can be: outside canada, inside canada, if living with you and has legal temp status as fianc , fianc e if marryin 90days after arriving.

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