Your spouse and/or relatives can live, study and work in Canada if you are a permanent resident or Citizen of Canada. An in-land sponsorship application for a spouse or partner who is already living in Canada is also an option. Contact us for more information. We also handle all appeals of negative decisions including accusations of fake marriages and adoption issues, and have extensive experience in humanitarian and compassionate applications, an alternative method to obtain PR if you do not meet the requirements. Refer to our blog for more information on humanitarian and compassionate applications.
You can sponsor a spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner or dependent child.
To be eligible for permanent residence, the principal applicant and any dependents must not be inadmissible to Canada. You can be a sponsor if you are at least 18 years old and a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.
Spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner
You can sponsor your spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner if he or she is at least 18 years old and your relationship is genuine (real) and wasn’t entered into just to get PR stats us in Canada. If your spouse or common-law partner is applying in the Spouse or Common-law Partner in Canada class, he or she must co-habit (live) with you in Canada.
Dependent children including Adopted Children
If you’re sponsoring more than one dependent child, you must submit a complete set of application forms and documents for each.
You can also sponsor close relatives such as siblings only if they meet all conditions. This means they must be orphaned, under 18, and without a spouse, conjugal partner, or common- law partner and related to you by blood or adoption, such as brothers or sisters, nephews or nieces and grandchildren.
You can’t be a sponsor if you have failed to pay:
- an immigration loan
- a performance bond
- family support payments
- have failed to provide for the basic needs of a previously-sponsored relative who received social assistance
- are under a removal order
- are in a penitentiary, jail, reformatory or prison
- receive social assistance for a reason other than a disability
- are still going through the process of bankruptcy (undischarged bankruptcy)
- were sponsored by a spouse or partner and you became a permanent resident less than five years ago