Many Canadian citizens and permanent residents have loved ones abroad that they wish they could bring to Canada. The Canadian government offers a number of ways to allow this dream to become a reality under its Family Class Sponsorship class.
Canada’s Family Class Sponsorship programs are some of the most generous family reunification programs in the developed world. After all, the Canadian government is committed to keeping families together whenever possible.
There are a number of relationships that qualify for Family Class Sponsorship, including spouses and common-law partners, parents and grandparents, dependent children, and potentially other relationships under certain Provincial Family Class Sponsorship programs. For parents and grandparents, there is also the Super Visa program.
To get started on exploring your Family Class Sponsorship options, we invite you to start a free Canadian Immigration assessment.
Available Sponsorship Programs
Spouse or Common Law Partner Sponsorship
These programs allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor a spouse or common-law partner to come to Canada.
Parent and Grandparent Family Class Sponsorship
This type of sponsorship allows a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to bring his or her parent or grandparent to Canada.
Parent and Grandparent Super Visa
Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents can apply for a multiple entry visa valid for up to 10 years.
Dependent Child Sponsorship
This program allows Canadian citizens or permanent residents to bring their dependent natural or dependent adopted children to Canada.
Provincial Family Class Sponsorship
These programs offer additional options, including the sponsorship of relatives that might not meet the eligibility requirements of the federal programs.