Hi louieong, my name is Nicole and i am being sponsored by my husband who is currently living in Canada and few weeks away from receiving my permanent residence visa (hopefully!:D).
Regarding you concern i will try my best to answer all of your questions based from me and my husband's experience.
- First thing you need to know is that you all applications must be made in CANADA (mississauga Ontario CIC OFFICE.)
*FOR COMPLETE INFO. ON PERMANENT RESIDENCE SPONSORSHIP APPLICATION PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE* http://www.cic.gc.ca/http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/sponsor/spouse.asp
1) Will that be a reason for the Canadian immigration not to approve my application? even I have sufficient funds.
YES! Having a stable job is a must and a big factor for sponsoring you wife. the embassy of Canada will be approving your sponsorship application basing on the point system.
- JOB AND SECURITY.
Since you will be sponsoring your wife there they is no certain income that is required, but you have to prove that you can sustain your wife's financial needs while she stays in Canada. And that she will not be a burden to the government once she immigrates to Canada.
By having a stable job you will surely prove that. but If you are unemployed, even though you have sufficient funds there could be 80 to 90% chance that your sponsorship approval could be denied.
2) Do I need to have a job before I can sponsor my wife?
- YES! DEFINITELY! YOU MUST STAY AND HAVE A JOB IN CANADA WHILE THE application is in process and your wife must stay in the Philippines. This is the only way that you can sponsor your wife and a great chance for your application to be approved. Like what my husband did, he came back in the Philippines for our wedding after a month he went back to Canada and applied for my sponsorship right away.
I do understand how painful it can be to be apart from your wife, for that is also what i am experiencing right now with my husband. But if you really want to be with your wife for good you must do this as soon as possible. Get a job, answer the application forms correctly and truthfully, provide all necessary documents and requirement as fast as you can or at least within the time frame that will be given to you. But not later than that, prove the authenticity of you relationship and marriage, a little patience a PRAYERS . DEFINITELY YOU WILL BE TOGETHER!:D GOODLUCK LOUIE AND GOD BLESS!
HOPE WE WILL ALL BE IN CANADA SOON!:D TAKE CARE.