I am an international student and graduating next year June and I was wondering if marrying my boyfriend (who will be on a tourist visa) in Canada after my graduation will affect my chance to be Permanent Resident in Canada? From what I know, after living in Canada for 3 years straight, I am eligible to apply for a PR. Would marrying my non-canadian boyfriend in any way affect my chances of attaining PR?
If you are married, you have to provide your spouse detail information as the co-applicant(extra fees and background checks like the criminal records). In some cases, your spouse can add extra points for your PR application(e.g language exam score). You should consider all scenarios since that your marital status will definitely affect your eligibility in both positive or negative ways. In general, that makes things a little more complex. Please consult the CIC official information as your guidance.
REF: CIC Entry criteria and the Comprehensive Ranking System Date Modified: 2017-07-14