Canada is a family-friendly country with a commitment to reunite the loved ones of an individual. Canada offers various immigration programs for the reunification of families with an existing citizen of Canada. Family Sponsorship programs in Canada are the most liberal get together programs across the globe, and it remains one of the crucial pillars of the Canadian immigration process. Under the Family Class Sponsorship Program, a permanent resident or citizen of Canada is eligible to sponsor a relative for immigration to Canada. Following relations are eligible for the sponsorship as of now:
This category is sub-divided into different types of relations explained below. Following relationships are eligible for the sponsorship provided all the requirements are met.
Additionally, applicants who are already living in Canada may also qualify for an open work permit, which will ease the financial burdens for the couple.
As per the sponsorship program, Canadian citizens or permanent residents are allowed to bring their biological or adopted children under the age of 22. This applies only if the citizen is unmarried and has no children of their own. Children who are taken care of solely by the previous spouses are also eligible, and the same should be mentioned in the application.
To sponsor a parent or grandparent, the citizen or permanent residents of Canada need to demonstrate that they are financially stable and will be able to support the family by meeting the Minimum National Income (MNI) based on the size of their family. Additionally, they must support their sponsored family members when needed.
We at Ask Era Immigration are familiar with every detail of the Sponsorship program. With our experience over the years, we have a stronghold on every eligibility criteria in this program. If you are looking to sponsor a family member but are confused with the process, contact us directly, and you are good to go.