Family Sponsorship

The Canadian government offers a number of ways to allow this dream to become a reality

Many Canadian citizens and permanent residents have loved ones abroad that they wish could bring to Canada.

The Canadian government offers a number of ways to allow this dream to become a reality under its Family Class Sponsorship class. Canada’s Family Class Sponsorship programs are some of the most generous family reunification programs in the developed world. After all, the Canadian government is committed to keeping families together whenever possible.

There are a number of relationships that qualify for Family Class Sponsorship, including spouses and common-law partners, parents and grandparents, dependent children, and potentially other relationships under certain Provincial Family Class Sponsorship programs. For parents and grandparents, there is also the Super Visa program.

If you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, age 18 or over, you can sponsor certain family members to become Canadian permanent residents. If you become a permanent resident, you can live, study and work in Canada. If you sponsor a relative to come to Canada as a permanent resident, you are responsible for supporting your relative financially when he or she arrives.

You can sponsor your:

  • Spouse,Common-law partner or conjugal partner. ​
  • Dependent Child, or child you plan to adopt. ​
  • Father,mother,grandfather or grandmother
  • Brother,sister,nephew,niece,grandson or granddaughter,who are orphaned,under the age of 18,and not married or in a commom-law relationship. ​
  • Another relative of any age or relationship, but only under specific conditions.
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