Marriage & Common law Relationships in Canada
If you are planning on getting married then you would need to apply in your province for a marriage license before you get married.
|Alberta||Cohabit for 3 years in a marriage like relationship or have a child or have a common law partnership agreement registered. The common law partner in Alberta is referred as Adult Interdependent partner.|
|British Columbia||Cohabit for 2 years in a marriage-like relationship.|
|Manitoba||Cohabit for 3 years or have a child or have registered the common law relationship.|
|New Brunswick||Cohabit for 3 years or have a child or have registered the common law relationship. In a 3 years Cohabitation period one person should be financially dependent for support.|
|Newfoundland||Cohabit for 1 year and have a child together.|
|Nova Scotia||Cohabit for 2 years.|
|Ontario||Cohabit for 3 years, or have a child and in a marriage like relationship.|
|P.E.I and N.W.T||Cohabit for 2 years, or have a child and in a marriage like relationship.|
|Quebec||No prescribed period or time to establish a common law relationship. In Quebec such marriage like relationships are described as “de facto” partners.|
|Saskatchewan||Cohabit for 2 years.|
|Yukon||No prescribed period or time to establish a common law relationship, as long as the partners were living together in a marriage like relationship.|
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