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Spousal and Family

Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are 18 years or older are eligible to sponsor their spouses and certain relatives to live and work in Canada. One of the priorities of the Canadian government is to keep families of foreign nationals together by making initiatives avalable to bring them to Canada.


Spousal and Common-Law Partner

Under the Spousal Sponsorship Program, a Canadian citizen or permanent resident is eligible to sponsor their common-law partner. This is possible once common-law partners have been approved by Citizenship Immigration Canada (CIC).


Parents and Grandparents

Also available through the Family Sponsorship program, is the Parents and Grandparents program, where a Canadian citizen or permanent resident can sponsor their parent or grandparent for immigration to Canada once they meet all the required criteria and pass medical examinations.


Super Visa

The Super Visa is a Family Sponsorship program that allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parents or grandparents for immigration to Canada for an extended period of time. The Super Visa has a duration period of a maximum of up to ten years.


Spousal and Family Sponsorship

When you immigrate to Canada, you do not want to come alone. With the Spousal and Family Sponsorship Class, you do not have to. This Sponsorship Class was created by the Canadian government, to help reunite families whenever possible.

If you are a permanent resident or Canadian citizen, you could qualify to sponsor certain members of your family to immigrate to Canada with you. There are several categories that can help unite you and your loved ones.

The Spousal and Family Sponsorship Class Means That You Can Apply to Be a Sponsor for Your:

Parents and grandparents
Dependent children
Spouses and common-law partners

You Also Have the Chance to Sponsor Certain Family Members Through Provincial Nominee Programs In:

Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island

Canada wants to help keep families together. For this reason, all Family Sponsorship applications are prioritized by the Canadian Visa Office.

Spousal and Common-Law Partner Sponsorship

A permanent Canadian resident or citizen may sponsor their non-Canadian spouse or common-law partner after they have been approved by the IRCC. Candidates in same sex relationships are also considered by the Canadian government. Sponsorships can be through the Outland or Inland Sponsorship.

Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship

This program allows parents and grandparents to apply for permanent residence in Canada, and later conceivably earn Canadian citizenship, if they meet all requirements set by IRCC. Potential sponsors must submit documents online in order to qualify as one of the 10,000 sponsors that are invited to apply for this sponsorship.

Dependent Child Sponsorship

This sponsorship applies to both adopted and natural born children, so long as both sponsors and children receive approval from IRCC. The Dependent Child Sponsorship gives candidates the chance to become permanent residents and to study and work in Canada.