On June 8, 2022, the Government of Canada updated instructions regarding determining membership in the spouse or common-law partner in Canada class. The revised instructions for circumstances when there is a relationship breakdown and the primary applicant (sponsored spouse) wishes to proceed with their permanent residence application. The conversion to humanitarian and compassionate grounds is applicable for these cases. In addition, the instructions have been updated to include further clarification on these cases under the exemption from the requirement to have temporary resident status.