Canada Family Sponsorship

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Canada Family Sponsorship category opens new possibilities for Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents to sponsor their parents our grandparents for Permanent Residency in Canada.

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What is Family Class Sponsorship?

As permanent residents, your relatives are eligible to dwell, work, or study in Canada. If you are at least 18 years old and qualify, you can sponsor them.

  • A Canadian citizen

  • Permanent resident of Canada

  • A Canadian citizen who has registered as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act

How does Canada Family Sponsorship operate?

  • No minimum point threshold must be met in order for family members sponsored under this category to be eligible.

  • Through a family sponsorship scheme, family members can live, work, and study in Canada by receiving a PR Visa.

  • Access to government-funded healthcare, unrestricted education up to the age of 18, old-age security payments, and Canada Pension Plan benefits.

  • After three years, parents who are residing in Canada as permanent residents on a dependent visa are eligible to seek citizenship.

What Conditions Must One Meet in Order To Sponsor?

  • Sign a sponsorship contract with the parent who will be sponsored, committing the sponsor to helping out financially if needed. This agreement further states that the new permanent resident will take all reasonable steps to provide for himself;

  • Three years after they become a permanent resident, give a spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner financial support;

  • Support a dependent child financially for 10 years or until the child reaches the age of 25, whichever comes first.

Who Is Qualified To Sponsor a Family Class?

  • Spouse (with some restrictions).

  • Common-law partner (with some restrictions).

  • Conjugal partner (with some restrictions).

  • Dependent children.

  • Parents (with some additional conditions).

  • Grandparents (with additional conditions).

  • Siblings, nieces, nephews, orphaned granddaughters, orphaned grandsons, who are less than 18 and are not married or in a common-law relationship.

  • Another parent, regardless of age or relationship, but only in certain circumstances.

  • Accompanied by the parents of the aforementioned individuals (e.g. spouse, partner, and dependent children).

Benefits of Canada Family Sponsorship Programs

Following are the benefits of Canada family sponsorship programs:-

What are the Requirements to Become a Sponsor?

To be a sponsor, the Canadian citizen or permanent resident must:

  • Sign a sponsorship agreement with the parent to be sponsored that commits the sponsor to provide financial support to the parent, if necessary. This agreement also stipulates that the person who becomes a permanent resident will do everything possible to support himself.
  • Provide financial support to a spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner for three years from the date they become a permanent resident.
  • Provide financial support to a dependent child for 10 years or until the child turns 25, whichever occurs first.

Frequently Asked Questions

Within 30 days of the rejection of your sponsorship application, you may file an appeal with the Immigration Arbitration Section (IAD). IAD calls are time-consuming, costly, and not at all assured. If your case has been rejected, you should speak with a lawyer right away to make sure your appeal is submitted in a timely manner.