As a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you are able to bring eligible family members to join you in Canada. Canada’s family sponsorship program is very widely used and offers a relatively quick way to bring you and your family together inside Canada.
Sponsoring your spouse or Common-Law Partner
you may be able to get your spouse or common law partner to join you in Canada as Canadian permanent residents in a matter of 12 months,. Since Canada’s immigration laws recognize unmarried spouses, you may be able to sponsor your spouse where you have been together for at least 12 months.
You may be able to sponsor a spouse who is already inside Canada or from outside Canada where your spouse is not yet here. If your spouse is already in Canada legally, they may also be eligible for an open work permit.
This open spousal work permit would allow your sponsored spouse to work in Canada while the sponsorship application is underway.
Sponsoring Your child
Sometimes persons moving to Canada as Permanent Residents may not be able to include their dependant children at that particular time. In such a case, you may be able to sponsor your dependant children at a later date. To be eligible, your dependant’s must be under the age of 22 years at the time of application. They may be biological or adopted and must not be married or have children of their own.
Sponsoring Your Parent or Grandparent Sponsorship
As a Canadian Citizen or Permanent resident, you may apply to have your parents or grandparents join you in Canada as permanent residents. You would need to show that you’re financially able to support the family you’re sponsoring by meeting the Minimum Necessary Income for your family.
Should you not be able to sponsor your parent or grandparent, you may apply to have them join you by way of a Super Visa.
How we can help
Sponsoring a family member requires in-depth knowledge of the applicable laws and the overall process. Let us help you put the strongest possible application together. We will ensure that all regulations are met before filing and will communicate with the immigration authorities on your behalf throughout.