Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada are allowed to sponsor their family members to come to Canada and become Permanent Residents of Canada. There are two main stages of sponsorship process:
If all the sponsorship process requirements are met, the Permanent Resident of Canada or Canadian citizen is allowed to sponsor the following categories of family members:
Spousal, Common-law Partner, and Conjugal Partner Sponsorship
N.B.: Sponsored spouses, common-law partners and conjugal partners, must remain in a relationship with the partner whose sponsoring them at least for two years from the date of conditional permanent resident status is obtained. This condition is not applicable, if the foreign spouse or conjugal partner:
SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP CANADA
In order to sponsor a foreign spouse, proper evidence showing valid marriage should be presented. Opposite or same sex marriage that happened outside Canada should be valid both under the laws of the country where the couple married and under the laws of Canada.
COMMON-LAW PARTNER SPONSORSHIP
A common law partner is one who;
The documentation you submit for a common law sponsorship is more complex then a spousal sponsorship. In addition to these requirements, you will need to demonstrate the additional factor of cohabitation.
A foreign common-law partner should be in a conjugal relationship for more than one year with the sponsor before applying for foreign common-law partner to join him/her in Canada.
CONJUGAL PARTNER SPONSORSHIP
If heterosexual or homosexual couples are unable to get married due to some reasons which are beyond anyone’s control, then they would be considered as conjugal partners for immigration purposes. Their relation should meet certain requirements before applying for conjugal partner to immigrate to Canada. The relationship criteria are as follows:
PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS SPONSORSHIP
A Canadian Citizen or a permanent resident who is at-least 18 years of age, can sponsor parents to Canada. A parental sponsor has many responsibilities that you should be concerned about. You must be able to financially support the person you sponsored so that they do not seek social assistance from the government.
You are eligible to sponsor a parent or grandparent if you;
DEPENDENT CHILD SPONSORSHIP
If you are a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada and seek to be reunited with your dependents abroad, this is the category you fall in.
they are under 22 years old, and
they don’t have a spouse or partner
They have dependent on their parents for financial support since the age of 22, and
They are unable to financially support themselves because of a mental or physical condition.
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