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Federal Skilled Worker/Federal Skilled Trades Program

Do you meet the selection criteria of the FSW or have you had eligible work experience required by the FSTP? Posting your queries here to explore your options.


By: Mayrashidi on Jun 14, 2019 06:16 PM EST
My friend (who is physically in Canada on a work permit since 2017) has applied for PR on his own and did not include his spouse (who is not in Canada) due to the fact that they are separated. His application for PR has been approved 2 weeks ago and he received his “Immigrant” visa + his “Confirmation of Permanent Resident” with a status of “legally separated”. He will leave the country to come back in a month for landing.

During this month, he is thinking to divorce his wife, but he is not sure if this will effect his situation at the time of landing at the port of entry in the airport. So his question is: Is it ok to proceed with divorce and at the time of landing, he will declare this change to the officer. OR, do you think that proceeding with divorce will complicate things and it is wiser to wait until he is done landing then proceed with his divorce.

FYI: divorce process is not complicated in my friend’s home country. It can be done in a few days..

Thank you for your time and consideration!
By: Zhang Hui on Jul 16, 2019 10:29 AM EST
Hi, May, from your description, as your friend has been legally separated, the divorce will not impact his eligibility. However, if he gets the divorce, he needs to inform IRCC the change. He needs to get the divorce certificate translated if it is not in English or French. It is recommended that he brings the original and the translation with him at his landing.
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