Family Sponsorship Immigration remains one of the pillars of the Canadian immigration system as the Canadian government has committed to family reunification and keeping loved ones together. There are a number of immigration programs that give you the opportunity to sponsor your family members, including your parents, grandparents, spouse, partner, children to become Canadian permanent residents, so they can live, study, work in Canda.
If you are the one who sponsors, you will be responsible for supporting your relative financially when he or she arrives.
What is the prerequisite?
In order to sponsor your relatives, you have to be:
- at least 18 years old and:
- a Canadian citizen or
- a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or
- a permanent resident of Canada
It’s the general rule of thumb that if you sponsor someone, you must be able to:
- support them financially
- make sure they don’t need social assistance from the government
Who can you sponsor?
If you meet the prerequisites above, you can sponsor your family members, which are:
- Your spouse
- Your partner
- Your independent children
- Your parents
- Your grandparents
- Your adopted child
- Your other relatives such as Orphaned brother, sister, nephew, niece or grandchild
Family Sponsorship Process
You can find the correct sponsorship process for you: