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Does divorce affect Canadian Permanent Residence status?

This post is for a friend. She got to Canada after marrying her Canadian citizen husband. She has been in Canada for 4 years and got her PR.

Now there exists some serious, but non-violent issues between them and they are planning a divorce. She is scared that the divorce may affect her PR status as she got that because of the marriage.

She contacted an immigration lawyer named Matthew Jeffery in Toronto ( who assured her that such possibility is very low.

She is still worried. I would like to know if there are some rare cases that affected the immigration status. Any suggestions on anything that could do to avoid such a risk?