There are Canadian citizens who have loved ones abroad and wish to bring them over to live with them. Through the Canada Family Sponsorship program, the Canadian federal government has provided a pathway through which you can sponsor the relocation of your family and close relatives to Canada. You can even sponsor their permanent residency in Canada so that they can live and work there.
The Canada Family Sponsorship program is for Canadian citizens that have a permanent residence in Canada. Those that have a poor credit score are not eligible to apply for this immigration program. You must be sure that you would be able to provide for the basic needs of any person that you intend to sponsor.
There are different categories of the Canada Family Sponsorship Program created that you can use to sponsor your loved ones to immigrate to Canada. They include:
This program allows the relative of a Canadian citizen to have a permanent residence in Canada in order to live, school and work. The sponsor must be at least 18 years of age and a Canadian citizen.
This type of sponsorship enables a Canadian citizen to bring his/her grandparent over to Canada. Sponsors of this category are required to indicate their interest by completing an online form at the complete an online form on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website. Qualified candidates will be nominated and invited to submit a complete application and all necessary documents. The sponsor must be 18 years of age or above and have a minimum income level. The sponsor must also sign an undertaken t take care of their basic needs.
Some provinces in Canada offer routes to sponsor family immigration that require less stringent requirements than that of the federal government. They provide quick processes to speed up the immigration process to enable the loved ones of Canadian citizens to come over to that particular province. Sponsors must have a permanent residence in Canada.
Through the dependent child sponsorship program parents that are Canadian citizens would be able to bring their dependent children (both adopted and natural) to live with them. This initiative was born out of the aim to keep Canadian families united. The sponsor(s) must be approved by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in order for the sponsored to be eligible to receive a visa.
The processing time for each of the Canada Family Sponsorship program varies and should be taken into account by the applicant. The processing time depends on how long the authorities with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to process your application from the day it is submitted to the day that they arrive at a final verdict. The type of application, place of residence and how complete your application determines the processing time.
Do you plan to bring your loved ones and relatives over to live with you in Canada? Contact us today at Patel Canada Visa. Let us guide you through the Canada Family Sponsorship application process. We are licensed Canada Immigration Consultants you can always count on to make the processing easy and stress-free.