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Who can apply for a divorce in Canada?

You can apply for a divorce in Canada if:

  • you were legally married in Canada or in any other country; and
  • you intend to separate permanently from your spouse and believe there is no chance you will get back together, or you have already left your spouse and do not intend to get back together; and
  • either or both of you have lived in the Canadian province or territory for at least one year immediately before applying for a divorce in that province or territory.