Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their relatives to come to Canada in order to be granted permanent residence. There are detailed eligibility requirements for sponsor and we are pleased to assist our clients by assessing the individual circumstances of each potential sponsor. An eligible sponsor is permitted to sponsor members of the family class.
If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you can sponsor your;
to immigrate to Canada.
If you sponsor a family member to immigrate to Canada, you must provide proof that you can:
Canadian immigration legislations accept three kinds of relationships as spousal, namely:
Conjugal relationship refers to a combination of sexual, financial, and cohabitation activities that spouses generally experience together.
Spousal relationship is not valid if:
If the sponsor (i.e. the Canadian citizen or permanent resident) was sponsored by their previous spouse to Canada in the past five years before the current application, they cannot sponsor their new spouse to Canada.
The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act allows for sponsorship of foreign nationals who are in a same-sex relationship with a permanent resident or citizen of Canada. Spouses and common-law partners of permanent residents and Canadian citizens may be sponsored from within Canada under the Spouse in Canada Class. However, in many cases it is more advisable to file the sponsorship application from outside of Canada. We provide a detailed assessment of each individual case and advice on which application is most beneficial in your situation.