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Applying For Family Sponsorship to Canada

One of the goals of the Canadian government is to allow families to reunite in Canada

You are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and you want to sponsor your family members?

Who can you sponsor? ·  Your spouse or common-law partner ·  A dependent child ·  A parent or grand-parent ·  Other family members can also be sponsored under exceptional circumstances. An online tool is finally available to submit your application whether you apply from within Canada or from outside of Canada. It is fairly user-friendly, but you still need to make sure that you understand the procedure and have all the supporting documents available. Your main objective in this application is to prove that you are in a legitimate relationship with the person you are sponsoring.


If you have a relative who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, they can sponsor you to immigrate and live in Canada. Eligible relatives include: spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, child, parent or grandparent and other relatives under specific conditions.

If you are already in Canada, the sponsorship may also be completed from within Canada without having to return to your native country during the application process.

At the Law Offices of Odette Desjardins we will assess your sponsorship eligibility, assist you in gathering all the required documentation, prepare the entire sponsorship application and submit it to the appropriate immigration office. As your Canadian immigration representatives, we will provide constant support and essential consultation services throughout the entire family sponsorship application process. Our services will be available to you from the moment you step into our offices and until you receive your permanent residence to Canada

Requirements to Sponsor

  1. You’re at least 18 years old.
  2. You’re a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act.
  3. If you’re a Canadian citizen living outside Canada, you must show that you plan to live in Canada when the persons you want to sponsor become permanent residents.
  4. You can’t sponsor someone if you’re a permanent resident living outside Canada.
  5. You’re able to prove that you’re not receiving social assistance for reasons other than a disability.
  6. You can provide for the basic needs of any persons you want to sponsor.

You are sponsorship a depending child that has 1 or more dependent children of their own, OR You are sponsoring a spouse or partner that has a dependent child, and their dependent child has 1 or more children of their own.

A conjugal partner is:

  • A person who is living outside Canada, in a conjugal relationship with the sponsor for at least one year, and could not live with the sponsor as a couple because of reasons beyond their control (e.g. immigration barrier, religious reasons or sexual orientation).
  • This term applies to both opposite and same-gender couples.
  1. There is a significant degree of attachment between the two of you, implying not just a physical relationship but a mutually interdependent relationship, and
  2. You’ve been in a genuine (real) relationship for at least 12 months where marriage or cohabitation (living together) hasn’t been possible because of barriers such as sexual orientation, religious faith, etc.
  3. The couple must submit proof of the obstacles or restrictions that are preventing them from living together or getting married.
  1. You’re invited to apply.
  2. You’re at least 18 years old.
  3. You live in Canada.
  4. You’re a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act.
  5. You have enough money to support the people you want to sponsor to show that you have enough:
     You’ll have to provide your proof of income.
     You may have a spouse or common-law partner co-sign to combine your incomes.
What Do You Need to Know About Family Sponsorship in Canada?

Every year, through the family sponsorship programs, Canada welcomes 100.000 immigrants. As a nation of immigrants, Canada          understands how important family is and allows its citizens to sponsor their family members to come and live in Canada with them.

80% of these people come to Canada annually through the Spouses, Partners, and Children Program. The remaining 20% is intended for Parents and Grandparents. This short article will give you essential information about family sponsorship programs and how you provide them to your loved ones

Odette Desjardins Can Take Care of Your Sponsorship Application!

Retaining our services means you are being supported by a result-driven team who are specialized in the field and have years of experience working on sponsorship applications. Our top immigration Lawyers and team will take care of your file as their own and ensure the submission of a complete and strong application to increase your chances of approval.

Sponsorship applications may be returned to the applicants or rejected for various reasons including missing signatures, signing in the wrong place, missing a check mark, missing documentation, lack of information, and much more other things. Hiring our professional services means you don’t have to worry about anything and leave the stress and hours of paperwork to us.

We are here for you every step of the way.