I am a dual US/Canada citizen living in the United States. My wife is a US citizen only. We have both occasionally talked about whether it would be possible for us to move to Canada at some point in the future.
As far as I can tell, the "normal" way for a couple in our situation to move to Canada would be to file for "Family Class" sponsorship, under which I apply to sponsor her and she applies for permanent residency simultaneously, and then we both move to Canada when/if the applications are granted. This seems feasible, but the application process would take a fair amount of time.
However, there also appears to be a "Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada" class, under which I could sponsor her for permanent residency while in Canada. Since US citizens do not typically need a visa enter Canada, is this a possible route for us? Could we move to Canada first, and then apply for her permanent residency once we're there?
(Assume that we are talking about a point in the future where the US-Canada border has been re-opened.)