Family or Spousal Sponsorship in Canada
Vancouver Immigration Consultant
Reuniting loved ones and family members of Canadian permanent residents and citizens remains a priority of the Canadian government. Relationships that qualify under the Canada Family Class Sponsorship, include spouses and common-law partners (including same-sex spouses and partners), parents and grandparents, and dependent children. For parents and grandparents, there is also the Super Visa program.
There are several pathways to achieve reunification and the type of application will depend on several factors. This includes: the relationship the sponsor (Canadian citizen or permanent resident) has with the applicant, whether the sponsor is in Canada or not, and whether the sponsor is eligible or has the financial capacity to sponsor family or loved ones.
Family Class or spousal sponsorship applications are not to be taken lightly as a mistake or omission on your application can cause refusal and possibly, misrepresentation. At MVC Immigration Consulting, we understand that each family has their own set of circumstances and our extensive knowledge and experience in Canadian immigration will maximize your chances of success.
Spouse, Common-law Partner & Conjugal Partner
- Spouses: Spouses are partners who are married to each other.
- Common-law Partners: Common-law partners have lived together continually for at least one year.
- Conjugal Partners (Fiancées): Conjugal partners are partners who are not married, have not yet lived together for one year, and are involved in an intimate and exclusive marriage-like relationship.
Dependent children are under the age of 22 at the time of application, or if over the age of 21, are enrolled full time at an accredited post-secondary educational institution both on the day of the application and on the date the permanent resident visa will be issued.
Parents & Grandparents
Parents and grandparents may be sponsored if they are in good health, i.e. during medical examinations do not have any conditions that would be deemed as causing an excessive burden on the medical system. There are specific income guidelines set out that must be met.