Family reunification is one of the most important pillars of CIC’s immigration program. Canadian immigration policy and legislation have a long tradition of supporting family reunification, which permits both recent immigrants and long-established Canadians to be reunited with members of their family. The family class is the second largest category of newcomers welcomed by Canada under their immigration system. Canada understands the value of family relationships and wants to keep and bring families together.
Canada offers sponsorship programs for permanent residents or citizens of Canada that wish to bring their loved ones to Canada. These programs allow certain family members to become permanent residents of Canada.
Eligibility To Sponsor A Family:
There are few eligibility requirements to sponsor a family member
- a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
- 18 years of age or older
- able to support the sponsored person for several years
Relationships You Can Sponsor?
- Spouses and common-law partners
- Dependent children
- Parents and grandparents