If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you can sponsor your:
- Common-law or conjugal partner, or
- Dependent children
to immigrate to Canada.
If you sponsor a family member to immigrate to Canada, you must provide proof that you can:
- Meet basic needs—such as food, clothing and shelter—for yourself and your family,
- Support your relative financially and
- Make sure your spouse or relative does not need to ask for financial help from the government.
Both the sponsor and sponsored person must be approved by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in order for the sponsored person to receive Canadian permanent residence.