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26th Nov, 2018 PR Visa, Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada knows that your family is vital to you. This is the reason sponsoring a family member is the fasted classification of Canadian Immigration.

The Family Sponsorship Program permits Canadian citizens or permanent residents to sponsor relatives who will then become permanent residents and can live, work and study in Canada permanently. The Government of Canada runs the Family Sponsorship Program.

Eligible Relationships Accepted By Canada for Sponsorship:

  • Spouse
  • Common Law Partner
  • Conjugal Partner
  • Dependent Children
  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Brothers and Sisters
  • Nephews and Nieces
  • Grandchildren
There are three categories to sponsor your relatives:

Sponsor your Partner/ Common-Law/ Conjugal Partner or Dependent Children

To be a Sponsor:
  • You should be at least 18 years old.
  • You should be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident living in Canada.
  • The sponsor has not sponsored a spouse before in last 5 years.
  • Should be able to demonstrate that you are not getting social assistance for reasons other than a disability.
  • The sponsor can’t be in prison, bankrupt, under an evacuation order (if a permanent resident) or accused with a serious offence.
To be a Sponsored person: To be a Sponsored Child:
  • Your age should be under 22 years old.
  • They should not have spouse or common-law partner.
  • They have relied on their parents for financial support since before the age of 22.
  • They are not capable to financially support themselves due to mental or physical condition.

Sponsor your Parents and Grandparents

To be a Sponsor:
  • You must be a child or grandchild of sponsored person and 18 years of age or older.
  • You should be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident living in Canada.
  • You must support your sponsor financially; meet with the minimum income threshold designed for Super visa.
  • You and therefore the sponsored relative should sign a sponsorship agreement that:
  1. Commits you to be responsible for financial support for your relative (and the other eligible relatives accompanying them).
  2. States that the persons turning into permanent residents will build every effort to support themselves.
To be a Sponsored person:
  • You are a parent or grandparent of a valid Canadian permanent resident or citizen.
  • You are admissible to Canada.
  • You should be able to clear the medical exam.
  • You must prove that you have bought Canadian medical insurance coverage for at least one year.

Sponsor your Relatives

To be a Sponsor:
  • You should be at least 18 years old.
  • You should be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident living in Canada.
  • If you live in Quebec, you must also meet Quebec’s conditions to be a sponsor after CIC acknowledges you as a sponsor.
  • You must support your sponsor financially; also meet with the minimum income threshold.
  • You and therefore the sponsored relative should sign a sponsorship agreement that:
  1. Commits you to be responsible for financial support for your relative (and the other eligible relatives accompanying them).
  2. States that the persons turning into permanent residents will build every effort to support themselves.
To be a Sponsored person:
  • Sponsored person should be related to you by blood or adoption:
  1. Brothers or Sisters
  2. Nephews or Nieces
  3. Grandchildren