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

Identify abuse or neglect and get help if you are being abused

Features

Do you want to come to Canada?

Answer a few questions to find out if you are eligible to study in Canada or extend your study permit in Canada and how to submit an online or paper application.

Before you arrive in Canada

This video will help you get ready for your new life in Canada. It will explain some of the things you should do before you leave your country of origin to make sure you are prepared when you arrive in Canada.

Help Centre

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