The Canadian Government should be kept up to date with any major changes in status / history. And thus, if an applicant becomes married, then he/she should advise the Canadian Government.
Once married, the Canadian Government will also request that the new spouse complete the government IMM-0008 forms, as well as provide a copy of the marriage certificate. If the new spouse plans to accompany the main applicant to Canada, then he/she will also have to provide the correct processing fees (usually $500 CAD), as well as a passport copy.
The new spouse will usually be required to attend a medical exam, and provide police clearances regardless of whether or not he/she will be accompanying the main applicant to Canada.
In our experience such a change, in which an applicant becomes married, will usually not significantly delay the processing of the application. Although every case is different, and there exists the possibility of a delay in the application.
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