The Family Sponsorship Program enables Canadian citizens or permanent residents to sponsor relatives who will then become permanent residents and can live, work and study in Alberta permanently. The Family Sponsorship Program is run by the Government of Canada.
Can I Apply?
You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident aged 18 or older to sponsor a family member. Your relatives must pass medical, criminal and background checks. You will be asked to provide proof that you can:
Canadian citizens and permanent residents living in Canada may sponsor close relatives or family members who want to become permanent residents of Canada.
Sponsors must promise to support the relative or family member and their accompanying family members to help them settle in Canada. You can either apply under the:
Or, you can make your application through Quebec or one of the provincial programs. There are several options for you to consider as a family class applicant as listed below:
Spouse or common-law partner living outside Canada Submitted on or after December 7, 2016 then process timing may vary however it may up to 12 month(s), Process timing of sponsor your parents, Grandparents is 24- 36 months.
However if you want to sponsor your parent / grand Parent immediately then process your super Visa contact our immigration expert.
If you are living and working in Canada and missing your family member who are staying in home country, but you want to bring them in Canada then Canadian government has created many ways to bring them. If you are a sponsor then you will be responsible to support them financially when they arrive.
An eligible Canadian permanent resident or citizen may sponsor family members or close relatives and settle them in Canada. Your sponsored relatives can enjoy the benefits of Canada like, they can study, live and work in Canada. Also, if eligible they may also apply for permanent residency status.
As a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you have the right to sponsor your parents and grandparents. You must prove the relationship to your parents and grandparents to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents who want to obtain temporary residence to visit their close relatives may apply for extended visitors’ visas known as Super Visas.
Super Visa can be renewed for multiple time and can live for 2 years from the date of visa issued without any renewal. The parent or grandparent can live maximum up to 10 years.This is extremely beneficial since a normal tourist (visitor) visa allows the applicant to stay for a maximum 6 months per visit. Your sponsored parent or grandparent will not have rights of working in Canada.
The advantage of Parents and Grandparents Super Visa is its relatively short processing time of approximately 8-weeks.Apply for Super Visa
The sponsor and parent or grandparent both have to meet with the required eligibility criteria. Only parents or grandparents, together with their spouses or common-law partners, may be included on an application for the Super Visa.
to be sponsor:
To be Sponsored Parent or Grandparent:
Minimum Income Threshold
The Minimum Necessary Income (NSI) depends on the number of the family members you are living with in Canada. The following is the list of MNI required to sponsor parent or grandparent according to the size of the family (except the province of Quebec).
|Size of the Family Unit||Minimum Necessary Income (MNI)|
|Each Additional Person||$8,358|
The Spousal Sponsorship is a sub-category program of Canada Family Sponsorship. This stream allows a Canadian permanent resident or citizen to sponsor his/her spouse/partner for Canadian Permanent Residency in Canada.
You and your spouse/partner is required to show a valid relationship with each other in one of the followings:
Spouse: if you are a spouse of a Canadian permanent resident or citizen and married him/her, and your marriage is legal in home country. Canadian government may ask to show some proof of your marriage.
Common-law partner: If you and your partner have been living with each other in a conjugal relationship and has spent 12 months with each and there is no gap during this time then, you can sponsor him/her. You need to show your legal marriage certificate to Canada high commission.
Conjugal Partner: This visa stream is also for those partner who are either of the same sex or opposite sex. Canada recognizes same-sex marriage and it’s valid to sponsor your partner,in exceptional circumstances beyond their control that prevent them from living together and therefore cannot qualifying as common-law partners or spouses.
Documents for spousal sponsorship varies case to case. Immigration authority may ask you to submit any document as per the requirement. But you can prepare your marriage certificate and/or any other document which makes both of you spouse/partner of each other. This will be the basic document for Spouse Sponsorship. To know about the all documents, we recommend you to ask our immigration expert who will guide you about the required documents for your case.I Want To Sponsor My Partner
The sponsor and sponsored spouse both have to meet with the eligibility criteria to become eligible to bring your spouse/partner to Canada.
To be Sponsor:
To be Sponsored person:
You do not need a job offer for Family Sponsorship program for Canada immigration. Find out more methods and immigration programs that offer Canada immigration without a job offer letter.Check Your Partner Eligibility
Canada’s Dependent Child Sponsorship program allows you to sponsor your dependent child in Canada. Your dependent child can enjoy several benefits while living in Canada, he/she can study and work in Canada.Dependent children, natural or adopted, may be eligible to come to Canada in order to reside with their parent(s).
To be Sponsor:
To become Sponsored child:
Aptech Global will assist you on each step for family sponsorship program. Our team of expert will guide on the overall process to migrate to Canada. We are uniting families in Canada since last 7 years and thousands of family sponsorship applications have been successfully applied through us with positive response. And we can apply for your family sponsorship program too.
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