We are proud and pleased to live in a country that makes reuniting with those dear to you possible, by allowing Family Sponsorship in Canada.
Sponsors must already be established in Canada as Permanent Residents, or Canadian Citizens, be 18 years of age or older, and be living in Canada during the time of the sponsorship. All parties involved in the sponsorship agreement may be subject to medical exams, criminal and background checks.
Sponsors in Canada must guarantee the immigrating person has their living costs provided by their host family. Sponsors are responsible for supporting the relative, and their dependents, financially, providing food, shelter, clothing, travelling and settling expenses. Sponsors must be able to prove they are able to provide the financial support, and may not be receiving social assistance, except for those receiving disability support. This proof must be submitted along with the application. An agreement is signed by both parties, committing the sponsor for a period of 3 to 20 years, depending on the age of the relative, and their relationship to the sponsor, beginning as soon as they enter Canada, as a permanent resident. The sponsored person is to make every effort to support themselves as soon as they can do so, excluding dependents under 19 years of age.