One of the objectives of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act is to reunite families in Canada, and this is often achieved through different sponsorship programs.
Sponsoring spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner
To be able to sponsor your spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner and their dependent children, you must be either a Permanent Resident of Canada or a Canadian citizen, among other requirements. Sponsorship applications (excluding conjugal partner sponsorship) can be filed from within or outside of Canada.
Sponsoring parents or grandparents
If you intend to sponsor your parents or grandparents to Canada, you must first submit the interest to sponsor form online via the Government of Canada website. ONLY once you are invited to apply, an application to sponsor your parents or grandparents can then be submitted.
The Immigration, Refuge and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) established annual cap (subject to change) for the number of Parents and Grandparents sponsorship applications allowed and once the limit is reached, the program is closed and normally re – opens the next year.
Similar to other sponsorship programs, you must be either a Permanent Resident of Canada or a Canadian Citizen to sponsor your parents or grandparents, among other requirements.
If you wish to sponsor your spouse, common – law partner, conjugal partner or parents or grandparents, our experienced Immigration Consultant at Viden Immigration Services is here to help.Book a consultation with us and find out how we may help you to ensure you have the highest chance of success in sponsoring your family member(s).