Family sponsorship

Your relatives can live, study and work in Canada if they become permanent residents of Canada. You can sponsor certain relatives to come to Canada if you’re at least 18 years old and a:

  • Canadian citizen or
  • person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or
  • permanent resident of Canada

Services and information

Sponsor your spouse, partner or dependent children

Who can apply, how to apply, forms, fees and processing times

Sponsor your parents and grandparents

Who can apply, how to apply, forms, fees and processing times

Sponsor your adopted children and other relatives

Who can apply, how to apply, forms, fees and processing times

Visit your children or grandchildren

Who can apply, how to apply, forms, fees and processing times

Information for sponsored spouses or partners

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