If you're eligible, you can sponsor your spouse, partner, or dependent children to become permanent residents of Canada. If you do, you must be able to support them financially. Make sure they don't need social assistance from the government. They should be able to work if they want to be successful here.
There are several ways to prove that you can support your family financially. For example, you could submit a joint application with your spouse/partner or parent/guardian. Or, you could apply separately but together as a couple. Either way, it's important to provide proof of employment or income. The Canadian immigration department will review your evidence to make sure it is sufficient to prove that you can afford to support your family. If it isn't, they may not approve your sponsorship application.
Your ability to support your family in Canada depends on how much money you bring in each year. If you receive welfare benefits, these will affect your eligibility. So too will any other form of public assistance. In order to be approved for a status certificate, you need to show that you can support yourself and your family. It is up to the discretion of the immigration officer whether to grant you permission to stay in Canada. If he or she decides not to, there is nothing more that you can do about it.
If you are a Canadian citizen who is not resident in Canada, you may sponsor your spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, and/or dependent children who do not have their own dependent children. You must show that you intend to dwell in Canada after you become a permanent residence. If your relationship breaks down, you can be separated from your spouse/partner.
However, if your marriage was registered abroad (in a country where same-sex marriages are legal) you cannot use this category to apply for a visa. You will need to go through the regular immigration process instead.
The Government of Canada requires an applicant for a visitor's permit to provide evidence of: valid health insurance coverage for himself or herself and any dependents, proof of sufficient funds to cover the cost of his or her stay in Canada, and proof of having been granted a visa to enter Canada.
The applicant can submit one of these documents with the application: a letter on company letterhead from an employer or landlord confirming that he or she has a job or apartment waiting for him or her when he or she arrives in Canada, a statement from a doctor confirming that he or she is healthy enough to travel, or a bill for medical services received by someone other than the applicant himself or herself.
In some cases, the applicant may be required to appear in person at the nearest Immigration Office to provide additional evidence.
A Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada may sponsor his or her spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, dependent child (including an adopted kid), or other qualifying relative (such as a parent or grandmother) to become a permanent residence. There are two methods for supporting your family.
The sponsor must provide confirmation that he or she is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. In addition, the sponsor must demonstrate his financial ability to sustain and fund his partner.
You can sponsor your parents and grandparents to become permanent residents of Canada if you fill out the interest to sponsor form and are requested to submit a complete application. If you do, you must financially support them and their dependents. Ascertain that they do not require government support.
Your parent or grandparent will need to prove that they have enough money to live on for at least five years if they are unable to find employment. They also need to show that they are not in danger of becoming homeless. Finally, they need to provide evidence that they are not likely to overstay their visas. If they fail to do this, they will be sent back to their country of origin.
The Immigration Department will review your application and may request additional documents as proof of your ability to support them. If you are approved, you will receive an invitation called a "letter of intent" from the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. With this letter, you will know if your application has been accepted; if so, when your file is scheduled to be reviewed by an immigration officer; and what documents are required.
If your application is successful, you will need to arrange for your parent or grandparent to attend an immigration interview. The officer will ask questions about how you intend to support them and whether there is anyone else who can help with the sponsorship process.
Family members who have been sponsored become permanent residents of Canada! If you are sponsoring your husband or partner to come to Canada and they have dependent children, you may also sponsor their children to come to Canada. The Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program has a limited number of spots available.