Family Sponsorship

Family Sponsorship

The Government of Canada is firmly committed to keeping the families together, for which they have allowed families to be sponsored for Canadian immigration. If a Canadian permanent resident or citizen has a family member whom they want to immigrate to Canada, they can sponsor them. Reuniting the family remains one of the pillars of the Canadian immigration system.

The Canadian government offers various sponsorship programs for Canadian citizens or permanent residence holders to sponsor the dependent family members. When the dependents attain the Canadian PR status, they can live, study or work in Canada.

Eligibility Requirements

Certain eligibility criteria need to be fulfilled by the sponsor. These are as follows:

  • The sponsor must be a Canadian citizen or should hold PR status.

  • The sponsor must be at least 18 years of age.

  • The sponsor has to be financially responsible for supporting their dependents.

  • The person whom you are sponsoring must be free from any criminal charge.

The dependant family member who seeks sponsorship can be either of the ones:

  • Parents

  • Spouse, Common-law, or Conjugal Partner

  • Dependent Child

  • Grandparents

  • Orphaned and unmarried Siblings, Nephew, Niece, or a grandchild under 18 years of age.

The eligible candidates can only sponsor:

  • Their family members living outside Canada, or,

  • Those family members who are living legally in Canada temporarily on work or study permit.

The Family Sponsorship application is paper-based. After filling in all the details carefully, you must submit the same to IRCC via mail or courier.

Some recent updates regarding the Family Sponsorship Program are -

Though family sponsorship programs are working as usual, due to coronavirus pandemic, there are certain things that a person traveling to Canada under this program need to remember and take care of:

In case you're traveling to Canada by airplane, you need to follow all airline requirements and health checks conducted by airlines before you're allowed to board the flight.

After arrival in Canada, officials will access your health at the port of entry. You must have a prior plan to quarantine for 14 days when you arrive in Canada. Even if you are asymptomatic, you'll have to go under mandatory quarantine.

Contact Patel Canada Visa Today

Our professional Canadian Immigration Consultants will help resolve your queries regarding how to bring your parents or grandparent to Canada. Discover how to sponsor your family to Canada with Parulben Patel at Patel Canada Visa Consultancy Inc. We will hold your hands right from the start. We'll ensure that you get our professional and experienced personnel benefits in filling and completing the application form accurately before submission.

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