Family Sponsorship Canada


It’s difficult to move abroad and leave family members on the other coast. Making sure families are reunited is one of the goals of the Canadian government. Under the family class category, some family members may be eligible to settle permanently in Canada. They can live, study, and work in Canada once they are citizens, therefore you are no longer need to submit a visiting visitor visa or a letter of invitation. Like other immigration categories, the family class has specific restrictions, such as a minimum required income that the sponsor must meet. In order to sponsor someone to come to Canada, you need first understand the family sponsorship forms, requirements, and eligibility. Shreehari Immigration Consultants will assist you with Immigration through Family Sponsorship Canada. 

If you are 18 years of age or older, a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and you have a spouse, child, or common-law partner residing outside or inside Canada, you may be able to sponsor them.

Whether it’s your dependent child, your spouse, or your common-law partner, you pledge to provide for them financially when you sponsor a family member. You must therefore be employed in Canada and earn a particular amount of money. As you must sign an undertaking agreement, sponsoring a family member to move to Canada is a significant commitment.

Please be aware that family sponsorship is not qualified for a tax receipt in Canada. More details on family sponsorship, how to sponsor a child born outside of Canada, income requirements for family sponsorship, and surrogacy and immigration issues are provided below.



Dependent Child

The minimum age for dependent children for immigration purposes has changed from “under 19” to “under 22.” All new applications received on or after October 24, 2017, will be subject to this modification. Your child must be within the age range and fulfill the criteria for a dependent child in order to be considered one. If a child is under the age of 22 and does not have a spouse or domestic partner, they are considered a dependent. Children who have been financially dependent on their parents since before they turned 22 and who are incapable of supporting themselves due to a mental condition are considered dependents if they meet both of the following criteria.

Brother OR Sister

There isn’t a direct sponsorship program in place for siblings of Canadian citizens or permanent residents at the moment. Their siblings, however, are eligible to seek for permanent residence as economic class immigrants and gain fifteen extra Express Entry points. There are two more ways for siblings to submit a family-based immigration application. Children who are dependant and are sponsored by their parents would be the first option. The parent(s) in this situation may list their child as a dependent. Sponsored children must satisfy specific conditions in order to be considered as dependents. Under the orphaned close relative program, brothers & sisters may be sponsored in rare cases.

Adopted Child

Before bringing your kid to live with you in Canada through an international adoption, you must complete the citizenship or immigration process as well as the adoption process. You must apply for citizenship or immigration (permanent residency) in order to sponsor your adopted child for immigration to Canada. Through the citizenship process, an adopted kid is granted citizenship directly. The immigration process will grant an adopted child permanent resident status. There are various options for transporting the child back to Canada if parents employ a surrogate outside of Canada. The newborn is legally the child of the sponsor or their spouse/partner in that country.


There isn’t currently a program in place that allows friends of Canadian citizens to sponsor themselves. However, if they are from a non-visa-exempt friends of Canadian citizens may apply for a guest visa. The visa office will require you to submit an invitation letter from a friend who lives in Canada. When applying for a temporary residence visa, the applicant must next provide this letter to the Canadian embassy or consulate outside of Canada. The issuance of a visiting visa is not guaranteed by a letter of invitation because the applicant must meet a number of requirements. On the website of Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada, you may find a list of the nations whose citizens need a visitor visa to enter Canada.


You might be eligible to sponsor your relative under the “last remaining relative” exception program depending on the situation. Under this program, a Canadian permanent resident or citizen may sponsor any blood or adopted relative, regardless of age, if the sponsor does not have any of the following relatives who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents: spouse/common-law partners, children, parents, grandparents, siblings, nieces, nephews, and aunts. Additionally, the sponsor should not have any family members outside of Canada who are eligible for sponsorship. If you sponsor a family member to become a permanent resident of Canada, you are responsible for providing financial support.

Someone Else

You might be able to assist in sponsoring foreign refugees who are eligible to come to Canada under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. As a sponsor, it is your responsibility to provide for the refugees for the duration of the sponsorship. This covers assistance with housing, food, and clothing as well as social and emotional support. Numerous groups have also entered sponsorship agreements with the Canadian government to support international refugees when they settle in Canada. Sponsorship Agreement Holders are these companies. They can sponsor refugees on their own or jointly with others in the neighborhood. Be aware that Quebec has a unique procedure for sponsoring refugees.

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How Express Entry Works


Express Entry is an online system used to handle applications from skilled workers who want to become permanent residents of Canada. It’s not its own immigration program; instead, it helps choose the most suitable candidates for Canada’s existing skilled worker immigration programs.

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    Family Sponsorship in Canada


    Family Sponsorship in Canada is a complex but rewarding process that prioritizes family reunification. It allows Canadians to bring their loved ones to a country known for its inclusivity and multiculturalism. If you are considering family sponsorship, be sure to research the specific requirements and guidelines applicable to your situation.

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