I will list my current plan based on what I know in point form and hopefully someone will be able to tell me if it makes sense (or doesn't) and whether or not it'll work or not. Also, suggestions!!! Especially as to how hard it is to prove/qualify as common-law status. Profiles: - Female citizen of Canada (Quebec). 18-years old (though 19-20 at time of application) - College degree, will be studying in university - Male citizen of US (Arizona). 21-years old (22-23 at time of application) - No college degree - Currently working as SysAdmin (IT) - Basic, basic French Plan? I move to the US for a year (6 months at a time, of course) because he has a better job than I do and he cannot work in QC because of the strict immigration laws and the fact he can't speak French. After that year, we should qualify as common-law by Canada's standards due to having lived together for a year and because we would have combined all finances (correct?). I would then move to British Columbia, sign a lease for an apartment in both our names (as to prove common-law again), start university and begin the outside spouse application (to sponsor him). Wait a few months and he should be able to come here and become a permanent resident, given that I am sponsoring him? As well, I believe BC does not have a "minimum income" requirement for sponsoring someone else. He would be getting a job as soon as he gets here. Is this feasible? Thank you.