FAMILY PROGRAMS

Find Out About How To Reunite With Your Family in Canada
Canada facilitates several streams of immigration to enable familites to reunite on Canadian soil. If you or someone you are related to qualify as a member of the family class, you can immigrate (or sponsor your relative) to come to Canada. To help explain that in a simple way, you need to know how you qualify as a sponsor and/or a family member.

The program includes:

Immediate Family Sponsorship

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Sponsorship of immediate family:

In order to qualify as Immediate family member, the individual must to be either a spouses, a partner or an immediate child or a child of a spouse or a partner. The definition of a partner includes one of three categories:

  • A spouse (someone you are married to with a marriage certificate)
  • A common-law partner (someone you are intimately related to and are living together but there is no marriage certificate)
  • A conjugal partner (someone you are intimately related to, but are not living together for reasons beyond your control)

As for your eligibility to become a sponsor, there are certain criteria that need to be in place, as you:

  • Should be at least 18 years old or more
  • Should be either a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a registered Indian
  • Should not be receiving any social assistance for reasons other than a disability
  • Should demonstrate enough income to provide for the basic needs of the sponsored and dependents
  • You will sign an undertaking with which you will be financially responsible for your partner for 3 years and for your children for 10 years or until they reach the age of 22 whichever comes first

Parents and Grandparents

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2. Sponsorship of parents and grandparents

Parents and grandparents are placed in another family class, because of the different documentation required to be granted the right to sponsor any of them. As the sponsored, the individual obviously needs to prove the family relationship to be the parent or the grandparent. As a sponsor, you need to/to be:

  • Be at least 18 years old or more
  • Should be either a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a registered Indian
  • Should not be receiving any social assistance for reasons other than a disability
  • Should demonstrate enough income to provide for the basic needs of the sponsored dependents
  • Should meet a certain Low Income Cut-Off (known as LICO) level during the last 3 years prior to application
  • You will sign an undertaking for 20 years from the date your sponsored parent or grandparent becomes a permanent resident.

3.    Sponsorship of other family members

This is a third category within the Family Class that enable you to sponsor

  • A child adopted outside Canada
  • A child who will be adopted in Canada
  • A brother, sister, nephew, niece or grandchild who is
    • Orphaned
    • Under 18 years old, and
    • Not married or in a common-law relationship

Conditions to be able to sponsor other family members, the sponsor:

  • Should be at least 18 years old or more
  • Should be either a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or a registered Indian
  • Should not be receiving any social assistance for reasons other than a disability
  • Should demonstrate enough income to provide for the basic needs of the sponsored dependents
  • Should meet a certain Low Income Cut-Off (known as LICO) level during the last 3 years prior to application
  • You will sign an undertaking for 10years from the date your sponsored “other” family member becomes a permanent resident.

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