If you are a Canadian permanent resident or citizen with a family member who wants to immigrate to Canada, you may be able to help them become a permanent resident. Family reunification remains one of the pillars of the Canadian immigration system.
The Family Class Sponsorship Program reunites families by enabling adult permanent residents or citizens to sponsor a relative for immigration to Canada. To be eligible, the person seeking sponsorship must be a:
– Spouse, common-law or conjugal partner
– Dependent child
– Sibling, nephew, niece, or grandchild under 18 years who is unmarried and whose parents are deceased
– The person sponsored must live outside Canada, unless they are residing legally in Canada temporarily, for example with a work or study permit.