You can sponsor your:

  • spouse
  • common-law partner
  • parents
  • children

You can sponsor your:

  • at least 18 years old
  • a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada

Your relatives will become permanent residents. The process, requirements and processing times will vary depending on who you wish to sponsor.

  • Spousal Sponsorship

    • You must demonstrate the genuineness of your relationship
    • If you are not married, you must prove that you have been living together for at least 1 year
    • Time: 1 year
    • If you apply while in Canada, your non-Canadian spouse can obtain a work permit while the permanent residence application is being processed

  • Parental Sponsorship

    • As the Sponsor, you must provide Notices of Assessments for the past 3 years showing the below minimum amounts. The amount depends on the total number of people in your current house (ex: spouse + 2 kids) and the number of people you are sponsoring (ex: mother + father).

    • TOTAL Number of people you will be responsible for 2020 2019 2018
      2 $32,270 $41,007 $40,379
      3 $39,672 $50,414 $49,641
      4 $48,167 $61,209 $60,271
      5 $54,630 $69,423 $68,358
      6 $61,613 $78,296 $77,095
      7 $68,598 $87,172 $85,835

    • You can combine your and your spouse‚Äôs Notices of Assessments.
    • You must monitor the immigration website for updates on the upcoming selections.
    • This is so far a lottery system, done once per year, meaning that you cannot have any certainty that you will be selected.
    • An alternative to the parental sponsorship application can be a Super Visa, which will give authorization for your parents to stay in Canada for 2 years at a time (compared to a regular visitor visa where you need to leave Canada every 6 months). However, the Super Visa remains a temporary status, without access to Canadian public health system.

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