Canadian Spousal Sponsorship – Can you really afford to make a mistake?

Interview with Ravi Jain, immigration lawyer, teacher and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipient

If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada planning on sponsoring your “true love” from abroad listen to this Podcast BEFORE getting hitched! You won’t find this kind of insight anywhere! In this Podcast I had the pleasure of interviewing an amazing immigration lawyer and overall excellent guy, Ravi Jain of Green and Spiegel LLP in Toronto, Ontario. Ravi took some time with me to share some amazing insights into the pitfalls that exist within the Canadian spousal sponsorship application process.


IRCC makes the spousal sponsorship process seem so simple that you do not need to hire an immigration representative. Well Ravi and I pull back the curtain on spousals and give you an inside look into the most common things that people do to unwittingly set themselves up for rejection within the spousal sponsorship process.

If you don’t mind being separated from your spouse for 3 years or more, please go ahead and file your application without listening to what Ravi has to say. If you are one of those people that would like to be reunited with your spouse the first time you apply…then tune in and be amazed.

Well done Ravi….

Ravi Jain





The most important topics covered in my interview with Ravi Jain:

  1. Strategies for inland v. outland filing
  2. Bad faith marriages (the two tests)
  3. Spousal open work permits
  4. Appeal process
  5. Processing times
  6. Levels planning


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One thought on “Canadian Spousal Sponsorship – Can you really afford to make a mistake?

  1. Dear Mark,

    I would like to say many kind words for the useful and informative podcasts.
    There is a rare things that I found as a brilliant and the same time simple for people who have involved into immigration process like spousal sponsorship etc.


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