If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada and at least 18 years old, you can sponsor certain relatives to come to Canada. Your relatives can live, study and work in Canada if they become permanent residents.
When you agree to sponsor, you sign an undertaking, promising to give financial support for the basic needs of the people you are sponsoring, and any of their dependent children. The undertaking length varies; based on the type of family member you are sponsoring, and is between 3 and 10 years for non-residents of Quebec. Quebec will impose their own undertaking length.
Before signing the undertaking, you should make sure that those you sponsor won’t need to ask the government for financial help. If they receive social assistance, you’ll need to pay back what they received during the undertaking period. You won’t be able to sponsor anyone else until you have repaid the amount.
The undertaking is a binding promise of support meaning that your responsibility to support the applicant(s) will stay in effect for the length of the undertaking period even if your situation changes. For example, the undertaking won’t be cancelled even if:
You can sponsor your spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner if:
You can sponsor your dependent child as long as the child meets the definition of a dependent child. If you are sponsoring more than one dependent child, you must submit a complete set of application forms and documents for each one. Applications to sponsor dependent children are processed outside Canada.
To be eligible for permanent residence, the principal applicant and any dependants must not be inadmissible to Canada.
The province of Quebec has its own immigration rules. Find out how to sponsor someone if you live in Quebec.
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