Hi everyone, my girlfriend and I applied seperately as single applicants from OINP. But till now we have been living together for more than one year, and I just got PPR. I believe my girlfriend will get it very soon, since we submitted at the same time. I am just wondering if we should notify CIC our common law union or just leave it. We thought common law is like marriage that requires some kind of registration, so we didn't file taxes nor apply for any bank account as common law partners before, and we only pay grocery and utility bills together. If we notify CIC our common law union, will it significantly delay our application? Is it OK to just leave it, as common law partnership doesn't benefit out application? Also, I noticed that in Ontario, it seems that common law partnership requires living together for 3 years, which we don't meet. Do we still count as common law partners according to CIC?