Family sponsorship

Reuniting families by assisting permanent residents or citizens to sponsor a relative.

Sponsor your spouse, partner, or child

If you’re eligible, you can sponsor your spouse, partner, or dependent children to become permanent residents of Canada.

If you do, you must be able to:

  • support them financially
  • make sure they don’t need social assistance from the government

Sponsor your parents and grandparents

If you submitted the interest to sponsor form in 2020 and were invited to apply to the 2021 intake, you can sponsor your parents and grandparents to become permanent residents of Canada.

Sponsor your relatives

You may be able to sponsor certain relatives to immigrate to Canada under the Family Class if you’re at least 18 years old and a:

  • Canadian citizen or
  • person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or
  • permanent resident of Canada

If you sponsor a relative to come to Canada as a permanent resident, you must:

  • support your relative financially when they arrive
  • be able to meet basic needs for yourself and your relative, such as:
    • food
    • shelter
    • clothing
  • make sure your relative doesn’t need social assistance

Test your eligibility!

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