Sponsoring Other Relatives
Spouse – You are a spouse if you are married to your sponsor and your marriage is legally valid
Common-law partner – You are a common-law partner, either of the opposite sex or same sex, if you have been living together in a conjugal relationship for at least one year in a continuous 12-month period that was not interrupted. You will need proof that you and your common-law partner have combined your affairs and set up a household
Conjugal partner – This category is for partners, either of the opposite sex or same sex, in exceptional circumstances beyond their control that prevent them from living together and therefore cannot qualifying as common-law partners or spouses
Who is eligible to sponsor?
You are at least 18 years old
You are a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act
If you are a Canadian citizen living outside Canada, you must show that you plan to live in Canada when the persons you want to sponsor become permanent residents.
You cannot sponsor someone if you are a permanent resident living outside Canada.
You can prove that you’re not receiving social assistance for reasons other than a disability
You can provide for the basic needs of any persons you want to sponsor
Not charged with a serious offence
Not be bankrupt
Not be under a removal order if a Permanent Resident