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Family Sponsorship in Canada

Discover how the family of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident can visit, work or live in Canada.

Family sponsorship is a pathway that allows Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and registered Indians to bring their relatives to Canada as permanent residents. This program aims to ensure that families can live, study, and work together, creating a strong foundation for their new life in Canada.

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Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship
Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their parents and grandparents to become permanent residents in Canada.

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Spousal Sponsorship
If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident with a spouse or common-law partner living abroad, you may be eligible to sponsor them to join you in Canada.

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Where to start?

The first step in family sponsorship is understanding the requirements and eligibility of every program to determine if you as Canadian citizen or permanent resident can be a sponsor. Your obligations would include making sure that they do not require any social assistance from the government and supporting them financially.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Canada’s immigration programs allow for the sponsorship of certain other family members, including adopted children, orphaned relatives, and eligible relatives. Contact us for more information.

Sponsors are required to meet certain financial criteria to demonstrate their ability to support their sponsored parents or grandparents in Canada.

In most cases, there isn’t an income requirement to sponsor your spouse or partner or dependent child. 

You only need to show that you have enough money to meet the income requirements if:


  • you’re sponsoring a dependent child that has 1 or more dependent children of their own, or
  • you’re sponsoring a spouse or partner that has a dependent child, and their dependent child has 1 or more children of their own

Yes, same-sex partners are eligible for spousal sponsorship in Canada, provided they meet the eligibility criteria for the sponsorship program.