Family Sponsorship Program

Reuniting with your most beloved spouse, children, and family members in another country to start a brighter and better future is everyone’s prime dream. Family reunification remains one of the pillars of the Canadian immigration system. The Family Class Sponsorship Program reunites families by enabling adult permanent residents or citizens to sponsor a relative for immigration to Canada.

To be eligible, the person seeking sponsorship must be a:

  • Spouse, Common-law, or Conjugal partner
  • Dependent child
  • Parent
  • Grandparent
  • Sponsor’s relatives


Common-Law Partner

Conjugal Partner

Adopted Child

Dependent Child



Sponsor’s Relatives

Who Can Sponsor:

  • A sponsor must be an adult permanent resident and/or citizen over the age of 18.
  • A sponsor must reside in Canada, unless they are a citizen currently living abroad and planning to reside in Canada once the sponsored individual arrives.