I just mailed the application material to the government. I was in the same situation as you. The differance is, my girlfriend( now wife) came here as international student, then married me here. It takes little time.
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Help: My girlfriend is in China and I'm in Toronto, can I applicate to let her come to Canada to marry me? I don't want to go back to China to get marry, that will cost a lot of time and money, Thanks!