Canadian citizens and permanent residents have loved ones living abroad that they wish they could bring to Canada.
Thousands of people immigrate to Canada each year with the hopes of building a better life for themselves and their families. Once you are established in Canada and are economically stable and capable of sponsoring your spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, dependent child, adopted children, parents, grandparents to become a permanent resident, the Government of Canada supports such applications as long as eligibility requirements are met. But, you should you should be ready to accept that many other families apply for the same status and not everyone can gain acceptance.
Canada’s Family Class Sponsorship programs are some of the most generous family reunification programs in today’s world. There are a number of relationships that qualify for Family Class Sponsorship, including spouses and common-law partners, parents and grandparents, dependent children, and potentially other relationships under certain Provincial Family Class Sponsorship programs. For parents and grandparents, there is also the Super Visa program.
Which Family Class Sponsorship program is right for you?
I have a parent or grandparent that I would like to bring to Canada.
I would like to bring my spouse or common law partner to Canada
I have a dependent child that I would like to bring to Canada.
I have another relative or friend that I would like to bring to Canada.
Available Sponsorship Programs
Spouse or Common Law Partner Sponsorship
These programs allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor a spouse or common-law partner to come to Canada.
Dependent Child Sponsorship
This program allows Canadian citizens or permanent residents to bring their dependent natural or dependent adopted children to Canada.
Parent and Grandparent Family Class Sponsorship
This type of sponsorship allows a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to bring his or her parent or grandparent to Canada.
Provincial Family Class Sponsorship
These programs offer additional options, including the sponsorship of relatives that might not meet the eligibility requirements of the federal programs.
Parent and Grandparent Super Visa
Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents can apply for a multiple entry visa valid for up to 10 years.