Family Sponsorship

Family reunion is one of the key objectives of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Sponsor your family, if you are Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Family Sponsorship:

Canadian citizens or permanents residents may sponsor their spouse, common-law partner, dependent children, parents, etc. for permanent residence in Canada. The sponsor must meet the eligibility test and the sponsored family member must meet all immigration requirements before a Permanent Resident Visa can be issued. 

Eligibility to be a Sponsor:

●  be 18 years of age or older;

●  be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;

●  reside in Canada;

●  sign an undertaking promising to provide for the basic requirements of the person being sponsored;

●  have an income to qualify for sponsorship (not required for sponsored spouse and children)

Family Sponsorship may not be as easy as many think it.  More than 41 percent of these cases are returned mostly due to insufficient documentation and information.  This has led to unnecessary delays in processing time.