United With Your Family

Family Sponsorship stands as a fundamental component of Canada's immigration policy, with a primary focus on promoting family reunification and facilitating the unity of families within Canada. It extends a unique opportunity to Canadian citizens and permanent residents to bring their beloved relatives to Canada, enabling them to forge a fresh start and contribute to the nation's diverse and all-embracing society.

Key Aspects of Family Sponsorship:

  1. Eligible Family Members: Generally, Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to sponsor their spouses or common-law partners, dependent children, parents, and grandparents. In select cases, it might be feasible to sponsor other family members like orphaned siblings, nephews, or nieces.
  2. Financial Responsibility: Sponsors commit to offering financial support to their sponsored family members, assuring they do not become reliant on social assistance programs.
  3. Undertaking: Sponsors formalize their commitment through an undertaking, a legally binding agreement to support their family members for a specified duration, typically ranging from 3 to 20 years. The specific duration depends on the nature of the relationship and the age of the sponsored individual.
  4. Eligibility Criteria: Both sponsors and their sponsored family members are obligated to meet specific eligibility criteria, including factors related to admissibility and the sponsor's capability to provide financial support.
  5. Processing Times: The processing times for Family Sponsorship applications can fluctuate, contingent on the type of sponsorship and the nature of the relationship between the sponsor and the sponsored person.
  6. Super Visa: In addition to the Family Sponsorship program, there exists a Super Visa initiative, which permits parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to visit Canada for an extended period, typically up to two years, without necessitating sponsorship.