The Canadian Government places a high value on family reunification. If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and have a family member who would like to immigrate to Canada, you may be able to assist them in becoming permanent residents. A core component of Canadian immigration remains family reunification. Sponsorship of spouses, dependent children, parents, and grandparents is an option open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents.
It is important to remember that in addition to meeting the basic requirements for sponsoring your family members to become permanent residents, you need to demonstrate that you will support them financially as well as meet your own needs when they arrive. In addition, you should ensure they won’t need government assistance when they arrive in Canada.
HOW TO SPONSOR YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS TO IMMIGRATE TO CANADA?
Sponsor your Spouse, Partner of Children:
Under this category, an eligible citizen or a permanent resident of Canada can sponsor their spouse; common-law partner; conjugal partner, or dependent child. To be eligible for a permanent residency the applicant must not be inadmissible to Canada.
A spouse; common-law partner; or a conjugal partner can be sponsored if they are at least 18 years old and the relationship is genuine. Under any circumstances, if it is proved that they entered the relationship just to get a permanent residency in Canada, the application may be rejected.
If you are sponsoring your spouse or partner under the Spouse or Common-Law Partner in-Canada Class, they must live with you in Canada. They also may be eligible for an open work permit.
Sponsor your dependent Children:
Sponsoring a dependent child: a dependent child is someone who depends on their parent for financial or other support. They must be:
Less than 22 years of age and not a spouse or common-law partner; or
Is 22 years of age or older and has depended substantially on the financial support of the parent since before the age of 22 and is unable to be financially self-supporting due to a physical or mental condition.
A complete set of applications must be filed for each dependent child.