A Step-By-Step Guide To How To Apply For Family Sponsorship Canada

Family Sponsorship Canada

Family Sponsorship Canada

Sponsor your Family Members To Immigrate To Canada


We are writing this for you if you currently live in Canada and plan to move with your family there shortly. We will go over the Canadian Family Sponsorship Program in depth so you can decide whether or not it is the right program for you.

About the Process: Sponsor your spouse, partner, or child in canada.

It is possible to sponsor a family member to re-enter Canada as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident if you are a Canadian citizen. However, you and your family must meet various requirements and standards to qualify for the same thing. You will be able to decide if you qualify for this program or not after reading this post because we will go through all the prerequisites.

Who is eligible to sponsor their spouse, partner, or child in canada?

The sponsor must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident over 18. As the term implies, the sponsor must also be able to cover the cost of sponsoring their family members’ immigration to Canada. Also, the person must reside in Canada at the time of the sponsored person’s arrival.

Who can’t sponsor their spouse, partner, or child in canada?

If any of the following applies to them, a person cannot sponsor their relatives’ immigration to Canada:

  • They have been convicted of violent sexual behaviour or attempted abuse.
  • They have been imprisoned for any reason.
  • They are about to go bankrupt.
  • They have failed to pay child support in the past, if any.
  • They have late payment records or dues on immigration loans.
  • They have previously failed to sponsor someone for the same program.
  • They have themselves been sponsored to Canada in the last 5 years,
  • They have sponsored a partner or spouse in the last 3 years.
  • They receive social assistance from the Canadian government, except for people with disabilities.

Unfortunately, if any of the requirements above hold for you, you are ineligible to apply under the Family Class Sponsorship program.

Eligibility of the people you’re sponsoring

Upon verifying your eligibility for this program, the next step would be to examine the eligibility of the individual you intend to sponsor.

To be eligible to be sponsored, the person must be a:

  • Spouse, common-law partner, or a marital partner
  • Dependent child
  • Parent
  • Grandparent
  • Sibling, niece, nephew, or grandchild, provided that they are an unmarried minor and their parents are deceased.

As opposed to a spouse to who you are legally married, a marital partner is someone with whom you have had a conjugal connection for at least a year but could not live together. Common-law partners are those you have lived with for at least a year. The IRCC also accepts applicants who are partners in a same-sex marriage.

Family Sponsorship Canada – How to apply 

Before applying, consider that your sponsorship application and the sponsored member’s permanent residence application must be submitted simultaneously. 

Once you have gathered the proof of funds, if necessary in your situation, collect all the documents on the document checklist and get the application package, which contains all forms and instructions. Once the sponsored family’s criminal background check and medical examination are completed, fill in all the forms and submit your application.

As part of the sponsorship process, the sponsor must formally commit to supporting their relatives for a period ranging from three to twenty years. The family must also agree that they will make an effort to support themselves. Please ensure that all the information provided in the application is genuine and that you have submitted all the necessary documentation before applying to prevent delays or rejection.

Family Sponsorship Canada – After you apply

Upon completing the application process, all that remains is waiting until you hear back from the IRS. If they decide to process your application, they will evaluate it and give you an acknowledgment and an application number. However, they will send your application back if they discover any problems, such as unpaid fees or an incomplete application. 

Using the online facility provided on the IRCC’s official website, you may also track your application’s status. Once you access their information, you can also keep track of your relative’s application.

Prepare before arrival(Canada)

Your Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and permanent resident visa must be ready at entry since the IRCC will require them to verify your legality. If everything is accurate, you will be authorized as a permanent resident, and your permanent resident card will be mailed to the address on your COPR quickly.


Our RCIC, Mr. Paul Abraham, has been a player in this particular aspect. Thus, he is the best person to guide you through the entire process. The PAIC team takes care of your immigration application from scratch till the end. Please visit our website for better guidance.

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