We have provided the following information below for you to learn the basic requirements for Canadian Family Sponsorship. You may fill out our immigration assessment form and we will get back to you to discuss your eligibility and options.
Canada is still accepting and processing family sponsorship applications.
Canada prides itself in Family unification and the Family sponsorship route is a way to reunite families. The Canadian Government tends to prioritize the processing of sponsorship applications. There are many options for family members that are Canadian citizens or Permanent residents to sponsor a family member living abroad, to become a Permanent resident in Canada.
In addition to being a Canadian citizen or Permanent resident, the sponsor must also fulfill a few other requirements in order to be eligible.
The sponsor must:
Number of Immigrants Receiving PR Through Family Sponsorship
Certain of your relatives can live, study and work in Canada if they become permanent residents of Canada. You can sponsor certain relatives to come to Canada if you’re at least 18 years old and a:
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 sponsor a relative to come to Canada as a permanent resident, you are responsible for supporting your relative financially when he or she arrives.
Once your PR application has been received by the IRCC , you will receive an Acknowledgment of Receipt (AOR), which serves as a confirmation that your application file has been created. An “AOR date” is referred to as the date from when your 6 months intended processing time begins.
To be a sponsor:
You can sponsor:
A subsection of the Family Class immigration category is the Spousal Sponsorship program. Under this program, a Canadian citizen or Permanent resident may sponsor a spouse or common-law partner for Canadian permanent residence. Both the Canadian citizen or permanent resident (also called the ‘sponsor’) and the foreign national (the ‘sponsored person’) must be approved by IRCC in order for the sponsored person to receive a visa. Eligibility requirements under this immigration program shows that the sponsor and sponsored person must prove that their relationship qualifies under one of three categories: Spouse, Common-law Partner, Conjugal Partner. Canada also recognizes same-sex couples under their eligibility criteria for spousal sponsorship. Inland sponsorship is when the couple is together in Canada and the foreign spouse/common-law partner has temporary status in Canada, either as a worker, student, or visitor. An Outland application is generally pursued when the sponsored partner is living outside of Canada.
Dependent children, both natural and adopted, may be sponsored to live with their parent(s) as Permanent residents in Canada. The child sponsorship program is a subsection of the Family Class of immigration. To receive a visa through this immigration program, a relationship must be established between the sponsor and the sponsored person. Adoption proceedings in the final phases of processing, give right to individuals to begin sponsoring their child before the adoption has been finalized.
The first step towards moving to Canada is to get an assessment of your specific situation. Call us today at +1.416.417.1903 for an assessment to see if you are eligible to move to Canada, or fill out our online assessment form.