Family Sponsorship

Family Sponsorship

This program is the least demanding for the applicant. In this program matters mainly the family relationship and sponsor financial background.


Who can be a sponsor?

Sponsor has to meet all of the following conditions:

  • is more than 18 years old;
  • must be a resident of Canada or have a Canadian citizenship;
  • sponsor with a permanent residence in Canada must be present in Canada throughout the process of sponsorship, the sponsor with Canadian citizenship may stay outside the Canada (however, needs to have plans to return to Canada);
  • must have sufficient income to cover the obligations arising from sponsorship (does not apply to childless sponsoring partner / partner).


Sponsor may not be a person who:

  • did not meet the conditions of sponsorship in the past;
  • did not pay child support commanded by the court;
  • received financial assistance from the government (does not apply to persons with disabilities);
  • has been convicted of a violent crime or injury of related persons or even from attempting such an act;
  • is in prison;
  • did not pay or paid-late the immigration loan;
  • is in bankruptcy.


Who to sponsor:

  • spouse, partner (at least 18 years old) and their children;
  • own children,
    • under 22 years old and single,
    • over 22 years old, if they are dependent on the financial support from their parents already before being 19 years old due to physical or mental disability;
  • parents and grandparents;
  • brother, sister, niece, nephew, grandchild if they are single orphans under 18 years old and related to you by blood or adoption;
  • children for adoption to Canada;
  • one relative regardless of the age and family relationship if:
    • the sponsor does not have a living partner, child, parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt, uncle, nephew or niece, who could be sponsored by another point listed,
    • and also the sponsor does not have an above-named relative who is a Canadian citizen and permanent resident of Canada;
  • children, spouse and partner of the above sponsored person.