Family sponsorship for Canada is available to Permanent Residents, wherein they can sponsor certain family members to stay, work and study in Canada. Unlike some other nations, a marriage does not guarantee eligibility for Permanent Residency (PR) in Canada. In accordance with section 12(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, a foreign national may be selected as a member of the family class on the basis of their relationship as a spouse, common-law partner, parent, child or another specified family member of a Canadian PR or a Canadian citizen.
In family sponsorship for Canada, an adult who is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada or even a person registered in Canada as an Indian can sponsor their spouse/partner or dependent children to become permanent residents of Canada, subject to certain eligibility criteria applicable as per section 133(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations. The first step in family sponsorship for Canada is always to check the eligibility of a sponsor to sponsor his/her family. Unless the sponsor meets all the eligibility requirements, they may not be able to call their family members to Canada.
The Canada PR process for sponsoring a family member is different from an express entry program for a skilled worker and requires a proper and thorough guidance from an expert. While applying for a family sponsorship for Canada, the sponsor is required to fill and sign an undertaking along with a sponsorship agreement. There are many reasons that can make a sponsor ineligible. We understand the challenges and the stress caused during such kind of Canada PR process. We can prepare you and your sponsored family member to be aware of the challenges and have a smooth experience, throughout the process. Our RCIC is qualified and knowledgeable about all the requisites of family sponsorship for Canada and can guide you and your family member in the right direction.