Family Sponsorship

Family Sponsorship

The Spouse or Common - Law Partner Sponsorship Class allows you to sponsor your spouse or common-law partner for a permanent resident visa. Keeping families together and reuniting them is of high priority in Canada.

Eligible applicants can sponsor their spouse, partner or dependent children to become permanent residents of Canada.

If you do, you must be able to :

  • support them financially
  • make sure they don’t need social assistance from the government
  • Three main categories of Family sponsorship for Canadian permanent residents and Citizens are as follow :

  • Sponsor your spouse –
  • Spouse, common law partner, conjugal partner above the age of 18 years old can apply for sponsorship along with other requirements for each category of applicants.

  • Sponsor Dependent children -
  • A Dependent children is a child under the age of 22 years and single which means they don’t have a spouse or common law partner. Any adopted child also comes under this category.

  • Sponsor your parent/Grandparent –
  • Every year the time period to apply under parent/grandparent category is available on the CIC website. Basically , the applicant first need to file application of invitation to apply if qualified to apply under this class. Applicants then get an email with confirmation number as a receipt of application received. Randomly application are invited to apply sponsorship application.



    Sponsorship of members of the Family Class

    The Canadian government allows citizens and permanent residents of Canada to sponsor members of the family class, but it requires that arriving immigrants receive care and support from their sponsors.

    Members of the family class include a sponsor’s spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner, a dependent child of the sponsor; the sponsor’s mother or father, a person the sponsor intends to adopt, and other relatives of the sponsor as defined by regulation.

    When you sponsor persons who are members of the family class, you must sign an undertaking with the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

    The undertaking is a promise to provide financial support and basic requirements for the family members you are sponsoring.

    Basic requirements are:

    • Food
    • Clothing
    • Utilities
    • Personal requirements
    • Shelter
    • Fuel
    • Household supplies
    • Your spouse or common-law partner may help you meet the income requirement by co-signing the sponsorship application.

    Whom may I sponsor using this application package ?

    You can use this application package to sponsor:
    A child whom you adopted outside Canada and you were a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Canada at the time the adoption took place, or a child whom you intend to adopt in Canada. Consult the Appendix A.
    Your brother or sister, nephew or niece, grandson or granddaughter, if he or she is an orphan, under 18 years of age and not married or in a common-law relationship.
    Any other person, regardless of age, with whom you have a family relationship if you do not have a spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, son, daughter, mother, father, brother, sister, grandfather, grandmother, uncle, aunt, niece or nephew who is a Canadian citizen, a registered Indian, a permanent resident or whom you may sponsor as a member of the family class.

    1) sponsorship of parents and grand parents

    The 2019 Parents and Grandparents program is not open. The program will open in late January. We’ll give you advance notice before it opens. We’ll announce it on our Facebook page, our Twitter account and on this website.
    Don’t submit an application until we invite you to apply in 2019. If you submit an application before you receive an invitation, we’ll send it back to you.

    2) sponsorship of adopted children and other relatives

    This application package includes:
    1. Document Checklist — Sponsor [IMM 5771]
    2. Application to Sponsor, Sponsorship Agreement and Undertaking [IMM 1344]
    3. Financial Evaluation for Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship [IMM 5768]
    4. Income Sources for the Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents [IMM 5748]
    5. Schedule A – Background/Declaration [eIMM 5669]
    6. Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union [IMM 5409]
    7. Generic Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008]
    8. Additional Dependants/Declaration [IMM 0008DEP]
    9. Additional Family Information [IMM 5406]
    10. Use of a Representative [IMM 5476]

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