Spousal and Dependant Children Sponsorship

Spousal and Dependent Children Sponsorship

Canada encourages diversity as Canadians truly believe that it benefits all people. Canadians travel a lot around the globe and meet new people and quite often fall in love with them. In many cases, spouses of Canadians can have common children from their Canadian partners or have dependent children from previous relationships. Canada allows you to sponsor dependent children. Spousal and Dependent Children Sponsorship allows families to reunite in Canada.

Spousal Sponsorship

The federal government allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their spouses, common-law partners or conjugal partners. Spousal sponsorship allows sponsored persons to obtain permanent residence in Canada.

Program eligibility

The most important condition for successful spousal sponsorship is a genuine relationship between the sponsor and the sponsored person. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will carefully check the nature of your marriage or common-law partnership.

For common-law partners, there is a requirement of common cohabitation of at least one year. As for the conjugal partnership, you will have to prove the impossibility of getting married or cohabitation with your partner due to reasonable obstacles.

To sponsor your partner, one must be at least 18 years of age. You must also sign a sponsorship agreement with your partner that commits you to financially support him/her for three years from the moment they obtain permanent resident status.

How many spouses and common-law partners were sponsored this year?

According to the data by IRCC, as of October 31, 2019, Canada granted permanent residence to 55,055 sponsored spouses and common-law partners.

Dependent Children Sponsorship

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) allows you to sponsor your adopted children. However, there are several conditions for that.

Program eligibility

To be eligible for sponsorship, a child must be under the age of 22 and unmarried on the date the sponsorship application is submitted and remain single on the date the child lands in Canada. However, if a child is a continuously enrolled full-time student and is financially dependent on parents since before the age of 22, he/she still can be sponsored. If a child is older than 22 but has a disability and is financially dependent on parents since before the age of 22, he/she still can also be sponsored.

How many dependent children were sponsored this year?

According to the data by IRCC, as of October 31, 2019, Canada granted permanent residence to 3,280 sponsored children.

Other Family Members

In some cases, you can also sponsor your siblings (brothers and sisters), nephews and nieces, granddaughters and grandsons who are orphaned, and younger than 18 years of age; not married or in a common-law relationship.

Do you want to sponsor your husband or wife, a common-law partner, conjugal partner or dependent children? Contact the experts at Intercontinental Global Immigration Solutions Corporation. We will guide you on the sponsorship procedure and prepare all the required paperwork.