|Citizenship/Immigration Status Issues|
Permanent Residents or Canadian Citizens
Status in Canada is not jeopardized from leaving an abusive relationship.
Sponsored Permanent Residents or Sponsored Canadian Citizens
Contrary to a batterer’s threats, survivors in this status category cannot be deported for leaving an abusive relationship.
Survivors in this status category risk deportation from Canada if they leave an abusive relationship. This includes survivors who are:
- in-progress permanent resident applicants
- refugee claimants
- live-in caregivers
- temporary status holders
- living in Canada with no immigration status
Consult an immigration lawyer or seek alternate legal advice for information regarding options.