Who is a Family Sponsorship For?

 A sponsor who is currently a Canadian citizen or permanent resident is able to sponsor a number of  different family members. A sponsor who is looking to sponsor a family members to come to Canada under the Family Class, the sponsor is financially responsible to support the relatives. The sponsor may sponsor:

  • His or her spouse
  • Common-law partner
  • Conjugal partner
  • Dependent child
  • Adopted children
  • Parents
  • Grandparents

At present the Citizenship and Immigration Canada is not accepting applications for parents and grandparents, however, the option of a Super Visa is available.

What to ask a licensed Canadian immigration professional about family sponsorship applications?

 Not all immigration professionals possess the the same expertise and experience.  Often we’ve noticed that Canadian Family Sponsorship is rejected because the right questions were not discussed.

Here are some very important questions, as a sponsor, you want to ask any person you are planning on hiring to help you with your Canadian Family Sponsorship application.

  • What requirements must I fulfil financially in order to qualify?
  • If you are sponsoring your spouse,  what supporting documentation is required to show the validity of our relationship?
  • If you are sponsoring a dependent child, what are the requirements for a child to be deemed a dependent?

After one has sponsored a family member under the Family Class, and the applicant has immigrated to Canada, he or she would become a Permanent  Resident. As a permanent resident, he or she would be able to live, study and work in Canada.

It should be added, that the process of obtaining such a status requires a great deal of experience and is certainly not recommended doing without the aid of a legal professional. A simple misplaced bit of information or incorrectly submitted document would undoubtedly result in a denial of status. Prompting the applicant to have to go through the lengthy and costly process all over again.