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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.

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

spouse or common-law partner may help you meet the income requirement by
co-signing the sponsorship application.

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

CIC is not accepting
cases yet. copied from their website.

“We’re not
accepting applications for 2019 yet.

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: