Family Reunification

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In 2020, the Government of Canada will increase the number of admissions under the Family Class to reunite more families in Canada including spouses, partners, children, parents, and grandparents. Based on extensive research and lessons learned from models used in previous years, IRCC will also make informed adjustments to its current approach to the sponsorship of parents and grandparents for 2020.

If you are interested in sponsoring a family member, please send us an email!

Who Can you Sponsor?

A Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident can sponsor their spouse, common-law partner or their conjugal partner, their parents and grandparents, their children, and other eligible relatives. 

Requirement to sponsor your spouse:

  • Must intend to reside in Canada.

  • Must be married, in a conjugal and exclusive relationship.

  • The sponsor must be eligible to sponsor.

  • If you are both in Canada, you must be living at the same address.

  • They must prove their identity, age, and relationship to their sponsor.

  • The applicant and their dependent family members must not be inadmissible.

  • They must have valid and subsisting passports or travel documents.

  • They must be coming to Canada to establish permanent residence.

Requirement to sponsor your Common-law partner:

  • Must reside at the same address for at least a year at the time of application.

  • Must be in a conjugal and exclusive relationship.

  • The sponsor must be eligible to sponsor.

  • They must prove their identity, age, and relationship to their sponsor.

  • The applicant and their dependent family members must not be inadmissible.

  • They must have valid and subsisting passports or travel documents.

  • They must be coming to Canada to establish permanent residence.

Note: it is not a requirement to have a legal status in Canada to be sponsored in Canada Class.

Requirement to Sponsor your Children:

  • The child must be under 22 years of age and single (without a spouse or common-law partner) or;

  • 22 years of age or older, have depended substantially on the financial support of the parent since before the age of 22 and be unable to support themselves financially due to a physical or mental condition (It is the financial dependency that must have been ongoing since before the age of 22. The physical or mental condition doesn't need to have existed before the age of 22.)

Note: Dependent children who do not have a physical or mental condition must remain unmarried and not in a common-law relationship for the duration of the processing, up until the point of becoming a permanent resident.

Definition of a dependent child: 

  • was born to the parent making the application

  • is not genetically related to the parent making the application, but was born to the person who, at the time of the birth of the child, was that parent's spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner

  • was born through the application of assisted human reproduction technologies

Requirement to Sponsor your Parents and Grandparents:

The Government of Canada is still trying to find the best way to sponsor parents and grandparents. At the moment, this program is closed until further notice from the Government.

If you would like to bring your Parents or Grandparents before this program re-opens, you should apply under the Super-Visa. The super-visa is an extended tourist visa that allows your parents or grandparents to come to Canada for two years at a time.

Fidus Immigration is here to give you access to the right information on how to sponsor your relative/s to Canada, how to apply for sponsorship, and we are here through every step of the sponsorship process.

Contact us or book your consultation now! We will be honored to help you reunite with your family in Canada.

 

CONTACT US

Bridgeland - Calgary, ALberta, Canada

+1(403)471-8035

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