Family Sponsorships

For any individual shifting his or her base to another country, the next major worry is to sponsor the immediate family. Like many other countries, Canada also follows certain guidelines for family sponsorships. Under this program, close relatives and immediate family of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident can migrate if they comply to few conditions.

How is relationship defined under this program?

In order to qualify under this category, the sponsored individual(s) must be in directly related to his or her Canadian sponsor in any of the following ways:

  • Spouse, conjugal partner or common-law partner
  • Parent
  • Grandparent
  • Children/adopted children under 18 years
  • If in case the sponsor has not a single relative in the above bracket then he or she is allowed to sponsor one other relative.

Financial requirements

No sponsor can call anyone till the time he or she is financially not independent. The demonstration of financial stability also includes showing enough funds sufficient to take care of the sponsored individual. This requirement can be waived of:

  • The The immigration is done through Canadian family class sponsorship: in this case, those willing to immigrate must have a Canadian citizen or permanent resident as their close relative. Rest of the requirements can be checked by clicking the link on left.
  • The individual is sponsoring a dependent child

Like every other application, processing of documents for family sponsorship takes time. Few years back the dispensing rate was extremely low. It used to take years for people to get call from CIC or other visa authorities. However now, the things have changed. Depending on the category under which application has been submitted, it takes 6 months to a year for appointment.

Processing Fees

Like the time of application, processing fees under the four categories - spouses and partners, dependent children, parents or grandparents and other family members, the federal family sponsorship programme's processing fees vary. The different Canadian Immigration Visa offices have different fee structure, which however is does not vary more than 5% from each other.

For the province of Quebec, the family sponsorship processing fee is mere $250 Canadian Dollars for one sponsored person and further $100 Canadian Dollars for every additional person.

For any individual shifting his or her base to another country, the next major worry is to sponsor the immediate family.

Canada Immigration

Like many other countries, Canada also follows certain guidelines for family sponsorships. Under this program, close relatives and immediate family of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident can migrate if they comply to few conditions.

Membership / Association

CSIC - Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants

Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants

Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants

Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants