CANADA – Family Sponsorship Program
Sponsoring a family memberCitizenship and Immigration Canada knows it is important to help families who come from other countries to reunite in Canada. If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you can sponsor your spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, dependent child (including adopted child) or other eligible relative (such as a parent or grandparent) to become a permanent resident.
enter site 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. As a sponsor, you must make sure your suppose or relative does not need to seek financial assistance from the government.
see url The process to sponsor your family begins when you, as a citizen or permanent resident in Canada. apply to be a sponsor.
follow url There are two different processes for sponsoring your family:
- One process is used for sponsoring your spouse, conjugal or common-law partner and/or dependent children.
- Another process is used to sponsor other eligible relatives.