As of June 10, 2015, new amendments are in way for immigrants by Canadian government viz regulations in spousal, common-law, conjugal partner sponsorship.
According to these amendments, minimum age of eligibility has been changed to 18 years as a spouse or partner of a Canadian permanent resident or citizen. This new regulation will protect women and girls from child, early and forced marriages in the context of immigration.
Furthermore to protect the women immigrants from forced marriages, Canadian government has made a new regulation to invalid proxy marriages like telephone, fax, and internet marriages for spousal sponsorship.
Applications received on or after June 10, 2015 are subject to new regulations. All permanent and temporary immigrations are eligible for these amendments.