Immigration Laws of Canada make it a precedence that families can live together in the Country. Therefore the citizens of Canada or Permanent Residents of the Country are allowed to sponsor their spouse or partner to come to Canada if they are eligible and meet the requirements of the rules and regulations of the government. The Canadian administration defines the Spouse/Partnership relationships under three main categories, including:
Spouse: this is a person you are legally married to either in Canada or some other Country and are compliant with the marriage rules and regulations of that Country. The Canadian Law extends this sponsorship to the same-sex spouse.
Common Law Partner: this is a person of either the opposite or same sex as you and you are in a conjugal relationship with him/her for at least a year, and all this can be lawfully shown.
Conjugal Partner: This again is your partner of the same or opposite sex who is living outside Canada, in a conjugal relationship with you. Your conjugal partner cannot live with you as a couple because of several reasons beyond their control. These reasons include immigration barrier, religious reasons or sexual orientation.
Each of the above-mentioned categories has the same process of sponsorship.