Sponsor a Child
If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you may sponsor a child or other family members under the Family Class Program.
Who can be a SPONSOR?
To be eligible as a SPONSOR, you must be:
- A Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- At least 18 years old, and
- A resident of Canada (exceptions apply)
Aside from these, a sponsor must sign a Sponsorship Undertaking, an agreement with the Canadian government, which states their willingness and ability to financially support their sponsored family member/s for the period of the undertaking, which varies depending on their relationship with the sponsored applicant.
Other conditions or requirements may apply depending on the relationship between the sponsor and the applicant being sponsored such as meeting the Minimum Necessary Income when sponsoring an orphaned relative.
Who can be SPONSORED?
The following family members may be sponsored under the family class:
- a dependent child, less than 19 years old
- a dependent child, 19 years old and older who is financially dependent on the parent because of a mental or physical condition
- an adopted child
- a person that a sponsor intends to adopt, less than 18 years old
- an orphaned relative (sibling, nephew, niece or grandchild), less than 18 years old
- any relative IF the sponsor does not have any relative that is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
Note: Other conditions apply and requirements vary for each relationship.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Sponsoring a family member can be a complex process. Sponsorship requirements vary depending on the relationship between the sponsor and the principal applicant, and it is very important that applicants are fully aware of these requirements before sending their applications.
Our regulated immigration consultants have the knowledge and experience in preparing sponsorship applications. We will determine what you need to prepare based on your specific circumstance and put together a complete and cohesive application that will improve your chances of success.