Most of sponsored people as spouses cheat their wives/husbands
as soon as they become Canadian residents because their sole purpose
for marrying is to obtain Canadian immigration. Recently most
of sponsored spouses have been running from the airport as they
get permanent status at the airport. Some just stay with their
spouses until they get the PR card.
The existing law permits them the permanent status right away
when they enter Canada rather than allowing them some times to
show whether the marriage is genuine.Countries like USA, UK,
Australia, New Zealand have conditional immigration for the marriage
base system. It becomes hard for foreign people to misuse the
“There are an overwhelming number of people that have come
forward who were victimized by their sponsored spouses and later
re-victimized by government authorities that penalized them for
the actions of their estranged spouse,” says Burnaby Edmonds
Some organization and our survey with more than 100 NRIs has proposed
a three year probationary period for immigrating spouses. Their
permanent residence status must be revoked if they break the law
Most of the victims are still afraid to come forward and voice
their experiences to the public and the media.
"People who are victims don't feel comfortable coming
out. People feel ashamed."