Sponsor your relatives: Who can sponsor

Sponsoring an eligible relative

You can sponsor certain relatives if you’re 18 years of age or older and a:

You must live in Canada to sponsor eligible relatives unless you:

If you live in Quebec, you must also meet Quebec’s conditions to be a sponsor after we approve you as a sponsor. This includes signing an “undertaking” with the province. This is a contract that binds your sponsorship.

Your responsibilities

When you sponsor a relative to become a permanent resident of Canada, you must:

The person you sponsor must sign an agreement saying they will make the effort to support themselves. This includes sponsored dependent children 18 or older. Dependent children under 19 don’t have to sign this agreement.

Who isn’t eligible to sponsor a relative

You may not be able to sponsor a relative if you:

Other things not on this list may stop you from being able to sponsor a relative.

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