A confirmation of permanent residence is the document that proves you’re a permanent resident. You get this document when you land in Canada as a permanent resident. People who became permanent residents before July 2002 got a document called a record of landing.
A conjugal partner is someone who you’ve had a conjugal or marriage-like relationship with for at least one year. They don’t have to be the same sex as you.
A conjugal relationship does not have to include living together. But if you could have lived together and chose not to, it can be difficult to convince Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada that your relationship is conjugal.
A consolidation loan is when you combine most or all of your debts into a single, new loan. Consolidation loans almost always have a lower monthly payment, lower interest rate, or both, than credit cards or payday loans. Banks and credit unions usually offer these loans.
Constructive dismissal happens when your employer makes a fundamental change to your work situation and you don't agree or accept it. Because of this, your work or your conditions at work change so much that it's like you've been fired.
If a creditor accepts your plan, one or both of the following happens:
- you pay only part of what you owe them
- you have more time to pay them back
A contact order is a court order that allows a child to have contact with a person who isn't a parent and who doesn't stand in the place of a parent, such as a step-parent. For example, contact can include visits or telephone or webcam calls with a grandparent or an aunt or uncle.
Contempt of court is when someone does not listen to or respect the court, judge, or other person in a legal proceeding. It can include not following orders, refusing to co-operate with the judge, and lying. You can be fined or sent to jail if you are in contempt of court.
A Convention refugee is someone who is outside their country and not able or not willing to return. This is because they have good reason to fear that they’ll be persecuted because of:
- political opinion, or
- being a member of a particular social group.