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Marrying as an Established Canadian Citizen

Marrying as an Established Canadian Citizen

No matter one’s country of residence, there are typically a number of ways in which citizens can get involved with the community at large and bring their own personality aspects and personal pasts to the substance of the nation. In Canada, opportunities for citizens to take part in social and political life abound, and joining in on national customs and past times can be a rewarding way to become closer to the country and its people. Immigrants in Canada may be able to enjoy some opportunities for learning about Canadian customs and ideals and may even get the chance to add their own opinions and thoughts from time to time, but it can be a significant challenge to truly take part in Canadian life without the benefits of citizenship. Though the tradition is certainly not distinct to Canada alone, marriage is an important part of most people’s lives in the country, and planning a community event that brings families and neighbors together to celebrate love and kinship can serve as a major component of one’s experience as a Canadian citizen.

Marriage is sometimes targeted as a route to citizenship in some countries that are desirable to immigrants, and Canada is doubtless among such nations. While instances of so-called marriage fraud may be rare, they do exist, and immigrants without permanent or legal status may find it difficult to rally support for their weddings. When people who have independently declared their desire to contribute to and benefit from inclusion in the Canadian population through applying for citizenship marry, however, there is no reason to suspect foul play, and couples can typically expect a greater degree of community acceptance. Canadians who marry, either within their own communities or ethnic groups or outside of them entirely, can enjoy taking part in a tradition that is highly valued in Canada, and which may also allow for specific family and financial benefits that cannot be secured by immigrants.

Once immigrants have gone through the process of applying for citizenship and receiving it, they are often in a better position to find work, meet new people, and make new friends, allowing them to establish a circle of support around themselves as they journey through life. This circle is often a considerable part of marriage proceedings, providing many enthusiastic and friendly witnesses for the event and welcome guests for the reception. As a Canadian citizen, a bride or groom to be can rely on more opportunities and options both for their ceremony and for their life as part of a married couple living and working in one of the many Canadian provinces. Though passion and eagerness sometimes lead couples to marry as soon as possible, no matter the potential consequences or missed possibilities, saving marriage until Canadian citizenship has been secured is a wise choice, whether immigrants travel to Canada with a fiancé in tow or discover their partner once inside Canada’s borders.


  • Markus September 3, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Getting a citizenship through a marriage is not an easy task. I would strongly recommend to ask for a sponsorship or something like that more than a residency due to a marriage. Canada has seen such attempts many times. All the cats in the same bag, I would say. If you understand what I mean.

  • Tara September 20, 2010 at 11:20 am

    AWWWWW, love love love love.

    Getting married is what every woman wants in their depth. We want to be loved and married. 😀

  • Narayani October 13, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Get accepted because you get married?
    What about be a good person, care for others, be happy, smile a bit. Be yourself! People likes real people not necesarily married. Just because you are Johns wife or Penelope’s husband you won’t get accepted. You might know more people, you might feel less alone since you are married but that is not a golden ticket for social acceptance.

  • Fatima R. October 25, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Love has no bounderies. There is no way a citizenship or a border is able to stop the warm feelings of love. Regardless of what a country, a state or the people may say. You don’t get married to be accepted. You should marry because of your love and the God commitment you make.

    Marriage is a holy union blessed by God and only God can undo.

  • Analia November 11, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Love is not something that you can plan or schedule. A wedding in many ways is. There is a very high chance to be looking at a fake wedding when two people marry within Canadian borders one of which has a Tourist Visa or so on.
    You can be in love but the reality is that you can alway marry after you get the residency at least. Lets not forget that Canada has a Sponsoring program that would unite your spouse too.

    Just a thought

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