Family Sponsorship

Canada is peaceful, safe and conducive for human capital development as over 80 percent of the populations are literate. The great news is that you can now enter Canada through family sponsorship. Yes! Family member(s) who is currently a resident of Canada can sponsor another family member or relative to Canada.

Family sponsorship allows family member already living Canada to sponsor their family member(s) to Canada. The sponsor must have the financial capacity and ability to provide for the essential needs of family immigrant and dependent. With the family sponsorship, a resident of Canada/ or Canadian citizen can sponsor sibling to Canada through this program.

The following agreements must be entered into with the government of Canada or Quebec:


• The sponsor must agree to provide the immigrant with essential needs for a specified period of time; and
• If the sponsored relative is over 19 years of age and not elderly, and the sponsor promises to support the sponsored person(s) for a prescribed period of time, the sponsored person(s) must promise to make every effort to become self-supporting.


• The sponsor must have either:
o Permanent residency in Canada; or
o For Canadian citizens sponsoring a spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, or dependent child, a demonstrated intention to reside in Canada by the time the sponsored family member lands in Canada as a permanent resident.


In addition, the Sponsor must be at least 18 years old, not in prison, not bankrupt, not under a removal order (if a permanent resident), and not charged with any offense.