Canadian government has long a long tradition of supporting family reunification. Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents can sponsor their loved ones to be reunited with members of their family.
Persons who can be sponsored in the family class include the spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, dependent children, parents, grand-parents, children adopted from abroad, and other relatives in special circumstances.
Family Class members are people sponsored to come to Canada by a person who is a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada. The Family Class applicant must be the sponsor’s:
- spouse, common-law or conjugal partner
- dependant child, including a child adopted abroad
- child under 18 to be adopted in Canada
- parents or grandparents
- an orphaned child under 18 who is a brother, sister, niece, nephew or grandchild and is not a spouse or common-law partner.
Available Family Class Sponsorship programs:
Spouse, common-law or conjugal partner
you can sponsor your spouse, common-law partner as a member of Family Class if you meet the Sponsorship Requirements and your Family Class Member meets the Eligibility Requirements.
There are two types of sponsorship applications namely inland when the person lives with you in Canada and outland when the person lives outside Canada. The inland class is referred to as Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada Class and the Outland class is referred to as Family Class.
Child or Other Dependent
You can sponsor your dependent children or other dependants outside Canada if they meet the Eligibility Requirements and you also meet the Sponsorship Requirements
Parents and Grandparents
The Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program is currently stopped and would be reopened after few months may be under the “Interest to Sponsor” forms submission system.
However, you have a great option available to bring your parents and Grandparents under Super Visa that allows them stay up to 2 consecutive years under multiple visa for 10 years provided you and your relatives meet the Requirements.