My wife is Canadian citizen and I am an Indian national. We both live currently in the United States. I am on an H1 visa here while she is a dependent studyin here. I was looking into applying for the permanent residence in Canada being sponsored through my wife. I was told by a family friend who also happens to be a part time immigration lawyer that I would not be able to go this route because my wife lives here with me and is a student. So the question of "sponsorship" is out the window. As anybody come across this situation? I guess the only other option for me would be to apply through regular immigration or a work permit.