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Family Sponsorship Canada

Family Sponsorship Canada: Welcome to Canada, a land of diverse opportunities and inclusive family values. As a Canadian citizen, a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act, or a permanent resident of Canada, you have the privilege to bring relatives to join in this vibrant country. This process involves sponsoring them to become permanent residents, granting them the ability to live, study, and work in Canada.Family Sponsorship Canada

To be eligible as a sponsor, you must be at least 18 years old and meet the criteria of being a Canadian citizen, a registered Indian, or a permanent resident. After fulfilling these conditions, you can extend the warmth of Canadian hospitality to close family members by sponsoring their immigration.

Becoming a permanent resident in Canada provides your relatives with numerous benefits, including the ability to build a life in one of the world’s most welcoming and diverse nations. They can pursue education, seek employment opportunities, and contribute to the cultural mosaic that makes Canada so unique.

The sponsorship process is a meaningful way to reunite with family and create lasting connections. It reflects Canada’s commitment to family reunification and fostering strong family ties. The government recognizes the importance of family unity and actively supports the integration of loved ones into Canadian communities.

By sponsoring your relatives, you not only enrich their lives but also contribute to the social fabric of Canada. This initiative aligns with the values of compassion and inclusivity that define the Canadian spirit. For more detailed information and guidance on the sponsorship process, click here and contact us.

Eligibility of Sponsoring People

Applicant’s Spouse

The applicant’s spouse can be of any gender and must meet the following criteria:

– Legally married to the applicant
– 18 years old

Spouse or Common-Law Partner

– Can be of any gender
– 18 years old
– Has been cohabiting with the applicant for a continuous period of 12 months, signifying a year of living together in a conjugal relationship without prolonged separations
– Any time spent apart should be short and temporary.
– If the relationship ends by the choice of either party, it is considered terminated.

Proof of the common-law relationship is required.

Conjugal Partner

– Legally not married to the applicant or in a common-law relationship
– Can be of any gender
– 18 years old
– Has been in a relationship with the applicant for at least 1 year
– Lives outside Canada
– Cannot live with the applicant in their country of residence or marry the applicant due to significant legal and immigration reasons, such as marital status, sexual orientation, or persecution

Proof that the applicant and the conjugal partner could not live together or marry in the conjugal partner’s country is required.

Dependent Children: Children qualify as dependents if they meet the following requirements:

– Under 22 years old
– No spouse or common-law partner

Children 22 years old or older qualify if they:

– Financially not able to support themselves due to a mental or physical condition
– Have depended on parents for financial support since before the age of 22

The dependent child must meet these requirements until the application is processed. 

Sponsorship Scenarios:

1. Sponsoring your own child:

– If you’re a Canadian citizen, your child may already be a citizen.
– If you’re sponsoring only your child, without your spouse or partner, your child is the principal applicant. Approval from the other parent or legal guardian is required.

2. Sponsoring your spouse or partner and their child:

– Your spouse or partner is the principal applicant, and the child is the dependent.
– If the child has a child of their own (your grandchild), include them as a dependent in the application.”