Family Sponsorship

How do I sponsor my family to live in Canada with me?

If you want to bring your family to live in Canada with you, you may apply to sponsor them to immigrate to Canada.

In order to sponsor a family member, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old and be a permanent resident or citizen of Canada;
  • If you are a Permanent resident of Canada, you must be currently residing in Canada;
  • You should not be a recipient of any social assistance except for disability;
  • You may need to provide proof of financial ability to support your sponsored family member(s), depending on the person you are applying for.

In order to become a sponsor, you must “promise” to financially take care of the persons that you are sponsoring for a period of time. This promise is called an undertaking, and includes:

  • Providing basic needs and financial support for your sponsored family members, starting when they become permanent residents;
  • Repaying any provincial social assistance your sponsored family members get during the duration of the undertaking.

The person you are sponsoring must also be eligible to come to Canada, pass medical exams, present police clearance documents and collect biometrics.

To see if you are eligible to sponsor a family member and make sure your process goes smoothly, count on our team of Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants to assist you and your loved ones to move to Canada.

Sponsor your spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner to immigrate to Canada

Sponsor your spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner to immigrate to Canada

If you are in a common law relationship, you and your partner must have been living together for at least 12 consecutive months, without any long period apart.

You may be able to sponsor a conjugal partner if you and your partner cannot legally live together in your country for reasons such as: current marital status, sexual orientation or persecution. Please talk to one of our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants for a case evaluation.

In order to apply, you must gather documentation that proves that your relationship is genuine. In addition, you must provide personal documents and information from both you, your spouse and dependent children, if any.

If you are a Canadian citizen living outside Canada,you can still apply to sponsor your spouse or common-law partner, as long as you plan to return to Canada once the application is approved.

Preparing a complete and well-organized application increases your chances of success and may also result in a faster processing.

Talk to our Canadian Immigration Consultants!