The program allows eligible individuals to sponsor their close family members for permanent residency in Canada
Other than the regular visa application programs, people can also apply for a visa or even permanent residence under certain sponsorship programs which allow eligible individuals to sponsor their close family members for permanent residency in Canada.
• Sponsoring a spouse or partner
• Sponsoring parents and grandparents
• Sponsoring dependent children
• Sponsoring other family members
The processing time may vary depending on the type of sponsorship.
Requirements for Sponsor
Sponsors commit to providing financial support to the sponsored family members for a specific period.
Requirements for Sponsor's Family Members
If you don't meet the eligibility criteria for family sponsorship programs
You may receive additional points if you have family members who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents. This can increase your chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the province or the Canadian government.