Family Sponsorships

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Family Class Program

The intent of the family class program is to facilitate the reunion of Canadian citizens and/or permanent residents with their close relatives and family members. Your relatives can live, study and work in Canada if they become permanent residents of Canada.

You can sponsor certain relatives to come to Canada if you’re at least 18 years old and a:

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    Canadian citizen or
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    person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Actor
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    permanent resident of Canada

Categories for Sponsorship

The following categories of individuals can be sponsored by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident:

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    The sponsor’s spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner
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    a dependent child of the sponsor
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    the sponsor’s mother or father
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    the sponsor’s grandmother or grandfather
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    the sponsor’s brother, sister, nephew, niece, or grandchild whose parents are deceased, under 18 years of age, and not married or in a common-law relationship

If the sponsor has no above-mentioned relative eligible to be sponsored, and does not have any of the above-mentioned relatives who is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, then he or she may sponsor any person related by blood or adoption.

If you want to find out about the entire process and what is needed as well as evaluate your chances of sponsoring a family member, please contact us.