Sponsorship Immigration

Sponsorship Immigration

An individual is given conditional permanent resident status when their spouse, civil union partner, or common-law partner sponsors them for immigration to Canada. The status guarantees the sincerity of the connection.

There exist two conditions in this case:

  • A five-year prohibition on supporting a fresh spouse or partner.
    Some couples have a two-year rule for continuing to live together. (This restriction has been lifted as of April 28, 2017)

5 year ban on sponsoring spouses and partners

A Canadian citizen or permanent resident has the right to sponsor their spouse, common-law partner, or other relative to immigrate to Canada via this programme. Restriction, however, applies when the person being sponsored falls within the same group.

In this situation, the person must first pass a five-year period starting on the day they arrived in Canada. Only after that can the individual sponsor a fresh spouse or companion. The need is still in place even if the individual obtains Canadian citizenship in the interim.

It’s important to clarify that partner or non-spousal sponsorship is not subject to the five-year limit. This implies that a person who was sponsored as a spouse or partner may sponsor other family members.

Requirements In General For Family Sponsorship

To be a sponsor you must be:

  • At least 18 years old.
  • a written agreement of sponsorship between you and the sponsored relative. The agreement states that you will, if necessary, support your relative financially. The agreement also specifies that the person will make every attempt to support himself after becoming a permanent residence.
  • You will offer three years of financial assistance for a spouse, conjugal partner, or common-law partner starting on the day they become a permanent resident.
  • A dependent child will get ten years of your financial assistance, or until the youngster becomes 25, whichever comes first.

Who is eligible for Canadian family sponsorship?

  • Common law partner.
  • Spouse.
  • Dependent children.
  • Conjugal partner.
  • Grandparents.
  • Parents.
  • Brothers or sisters.
  • Nephews or Nieces.
  • Granddaughters or Grandsons.
  • Orphaned, less than 18 years of age and unmarried or in a common-law relationship.
  • Other relatives of any relationship or age, but only under specific conditions.
  • Accompanying relatives of the above (for example, partner, spouse, and dependent children).