Sponsor a family member
One of the main objectives of Canada’s immigration policy is to facilitate the reunification of families (IRPA, section 3 (1) (d)). As part of the family reunification program, the selection of applicants for permanent residence is based on the applicants’ relationship with their sponsors, whether they are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
Terms and conditions for family sponsorship:
The basic conditions for being sponsored are:
be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
be at least 18 years old;
reside in Canada
have sufficient income to support their loved ones once in Canada.
Note that it is not necessary to indicate a minimum income level to sponsor a spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner or child; the income requirement only applies to other types of sponsored parents. However, the respondent will still have to prove that they have sufficient income or assets to support their family members once they arrive in Canada without the need for social assistance.
A sponsor must sign a written agreement with the Canadian government to help family members for three years for spouses, common-law partners or conjugal partners, ten years for children and 20 for parents and grandparents. You can read more at https://www.canada.ca
Sponsor your spouse, partner or children
As a sponsor, you can sponsor your spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner if he or she is at least 18 years old and if your relationship with them is genuine and has not been entered into solely to obtain permanent resident status in Canada. If your spouse is applying in the spousal class in Canada, he or she must live with you in Canada.
Terms and conditions:
To be able to sponsor their spouse or partner, a Canadian citizen or permanent resident must meet the following criteria:
be at least 18 years old
reside in Canada
have not been sponsored as a spouse in the last 5 years
Be prepared to sign a three-year commitment to assume financial responsibility for the spouse or partner once in Canada
not subject to a removal order
not to be detained in a prison
not to have been convicted of a crime of a sexual nature
not to have been sentenced for a crime involving the use of violence punishable by more than 10 years’ imprisonment
not to have been convicted of a crime involving bodily harm to a parent or partner
not be in default of a previous sponsorship undertaking
not be in default of any court ordered maintenance
not to be a bankrupt not to release
not to receive social assistance other than for disability
MINIMUM INCOME REQUIREMENT
No minimum income is required to sponsor a spouse or partner. However, immigration authorities will determine whether they believe that the sponsor and / or spouse or partner has sufficient income and / or assets to support their spouse or partner once they arrive in Canada. In this regard, an immigrant’s inability to provide for himself once he arrives in Canada is a ground for refusal. It is therefore necessary that the sponsor and / or his spouse or partner be able to show a job or sufficient assets to support themselves.
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Preparing and filling all related immigration forms;
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