SPONSORSHIP

A Canadian citizen residing abroad may sponsor a spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, parents and grandparents.

Members of the spouse or common-law partner in Canada class must meet all of the following:

  • be the spouse or common-law partner of sponsor, and live in Canada with sponsor

  • have valid temporary resident status in Canada (this regulatory requirement may be waived under the spousal public policy)

  • be the subject of a sponsorship application

You can sponsor certain relatives to come to Canada 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

You may be able to sponsor your parents and grandparents to become a permanent resident 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 your parents and grandparents to come to Canada as a permanent resident, you must:

  • support them financially.

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

  • provide for your own essential needs and those of your parents and grandparents and their dependants

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