Through Canada’s family sponsorship, permanent residents and Canadian citizens over the age of 18 are able to sponsor specific family members so they may obtain their permanent Canadian residency. Canada immigration policies through family sponsorship immigration states that you be be able to live, attend school and become employed in Canada prior to obtaining your permanent residency. Please note, sponsors are financially responsible for their relative when they arrive to Canada.
To be approved for the family sponsorship option, it is mandatory you meet the following requirements:
Spouse – If you are legally married to the sponsor
Common-law partner – If you are either the same sex or opposite sex and have been living with your sponsor in a conjugal relationship for an uninterrupted 12-month length/. Must provide proof of shared household arrangement.
Conjugal partner – If you are same or opposite sex partners with your spouse, yet for special reasons, have been unable to live together and thus unable to be assessed as spouses or common-law.
Dependent children – The child is considered dependent when he/she is
Through Canadian family sponsorship immigration, the Spousal Work Permit Pilot Program enables partners and married couples to work as the final steps are being applied to their applications for immigration.
Possible applicants must be residing in Canada while processing to be sponsored for permanent residence through the spouse or common-law partner class. Individuals wishing to be accepted through this program must be considered a visitor, student or worker.
For more information on the family sponsorship immigration process through the Spousal Work Permit Pilot Program, please contact us.
Citizens of Canada are able to sponsor their relative given their ability to provide information that the sponsor will be in Canada prior to their sponsored arrival(s). Permanent residents living outside of Canada are not allowed to sponsor relatives outside Canada. Also, the permanent resident may only apply for an in-Canada application for their spouse or common-law partner is they are living together in Canada. If not, the person(s) may visit a visa office to apply.
A Canadian citizen may become a sponsor through the Canada immigration family sponsorship program as long as they can prove their citizenship or permanent residency in Quebec, the sponsor is the age of 18 or older, the sponsee (close relative they are wishing to sponsor) has not been convicted any form of abuse offence, and that the sponsor is in accordance with the prerequisites.
Please contact us for more information on the family sponsorship immigration procedure
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