Hmm, I don't the Canadian system. Perhaps @watermelonoma may know?
i believe you get certain tax benefits. I'm not married so I don't know them exactly, but you can do a lot of things like spousal transfers, where the higher income earning individual can transfer non-refundable credits to the lower income earner to reduce the tax liability of the higher income earner.
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Common Law marriage is legally binding marriage. It's the same thing.
Not true. In Canada every province is different, but common law will never give the partners involved all the same legal powers/benefits as being fully legally married. http://www.commonlawrelationships.ca/ontario/
"Children from a common law marriage have the same rights as those from a legal marriage."www.legalzoom.com/.../fact-or-fiction-five-myths-about-common-law-marriage"For most family law issues, it does not matter if you and your spouse were legally married or living common-law.But when it comes to the rules about property, there are some important differences."www.cleo.on.ca/.../married-or-common-law-does-it-make-difference( The Differences )www.cleo.on.ca/.../equalization-shrug-
Yes. Taxes. Social Security. Benifits. Discounts
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