Sponsor your spouse, common-law partner, child or parents.
The sponsorship process typically involves submitting an application to the immigration authorities, providing various supporting documents, and meeting specific eligibility criteria. This process aims to ensure that sponsors have the means to support their family members financially and that they are genuinely in a legitimate relationship with their spouse or common-law partner.
It is essential to recognize that immigration laws and sponsorship requirements may differ significantly from one province to another. Therefore, it is crucial for individuals considering sponsoring their family members to consult with an immigration lawyer or seek guidance from the relevant government immigration authorities to understand the specific regulations and requirements that apply to their situation.
The overall goal of family sponsorship is to promote family reunification, allowing loved ones to be together and foster a supportive and stable environment for their integration into the new country.
If you and your partner are not married, you may still be eligible to sponsor your partner if you are in a common-law relationship. A common-law relationship exists where partners have resided together for a minimum of one year and are in a mutually exclusive relationship.
A dependent child under 22 years of age can be sponsored by their parent. The Canadian or permanent resident parent needs to meet basic eligibility requirements and provide documentary proof of relationship to the child.
Same sex partners and members of the 2SLGBTQ+* community can pursue the same immigration options available to opposite sex or heterosexual partners.