Sponsor Your Parents & Grandparents

Sponsor Your Parents & Grandparents

Family Sponsorship in Canada: A Quick Guide

Canadian citizens and permanent residents aged 18 or above can bring their close family members to live in Canada through the Family Sponsorship program.

Key Points:

  1. Eligibility:

    • At least 18 years old.
    • Hold Canadian citizenship, permanent residency, or registered as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act.
  2. Sponsorship Agreement: Both sponsor and sponsored person must sign, ensuring mutual financial support, if needed.

  3. Who Can You Sponsor?

    • Spouse, common-law, or conjugal partner.
    • Dependent children.
    • Parents and grandparents.
    • Orphaned siblings, nephews, nieces, or grandchildren under 18.
    • Specific other relatives in certain conditions.
  4. Terms:

    • Legal definitions dictate relationships like spouses or common-law partners.
    • The Spousal Work Permit Pilot Program allows partners in Canada to work during their application processing.
  5. Financial Obligation:

    • Sponsors must sign an undertaking, ensuring the sponsored person’s financial support for a set period (up to 20 years).
    • Any social assistance provided to the sponsored person must be repaid by the sponsor.
  6. For Canadians Abroad: Canadian citizens outside Canada can sponsor if they show plans to move back once their family gains permanent residency.

  7. Quebec Residents: Separate requirements and conditions apply when sponsoring in Quebec.

In essence, Family Sponsorship in Canada lets individuals bring their family closer, nurturing relationships and building a vibrant life together.

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