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You can sponsor your spouse, partner or dependent child if:
- You’re at least 18 years old
- You’re a Canadian citizen or a permanent
resident of Canada
- If you’re a Canadian citizen living outside
Canada, you must show that you plan to live in Canada when the persons you want
to sponsor become permanent residents.
- You can’t sponsor someone if you’re a permanent
resident living outside Canada.
- You’re able to prove that you’re not receiving
social assistance for reasons other than a disability
- you can provide for the basic needs of any
persons you want to sponsor
- Children qualify as dependants if they are
they’re under 22 years old and they don’t have a spouse or common law partner
- Children 22 years old or older qualify as
dependants if they are unable to financially support themselves because of a
mental or physical condition and they have depended on their parents for
financial support since before the age of 22.
- Your dependent child must continue to meet these
requirements until we finish processing your application.