You can sponsor close family members living abroad, including :Parents Grandparents Children adopted outside of Canada or intended to be adopted in Canada Brothers or sisters, nephews or nieces, grandsons or granddaughters who are orphaned, under 22 years of age and not a spouse or common-law partner; Any other family member if there is no spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, son, daughter, mother, father, brother, sister, grandfather, grandmother, uncle, aunt, niece or nephew who is a Canadian citizen, registered Indian or permanent resident or whom you may sponsor. If you want to be re-united in Canada with a relative or family member living abroad, you must sponsor that relative or family member to immigrate as a member of the Family Class. Make an appointment at MacroGlobal, Canada to find out more.
There are two different processes for sponsoring family. One process is used for sponsoring spouse, conjugal or common-law partner and/or dependent children. Another process is used to sponsor other eligible relatives.
Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents have a new option for visiting Canada. As of December 1, 2011, they may be eligible to apply for the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa and enjoy visits to Canada of up to two years without the need to renew status.
Who can sponsor a spouse, partner or dependent child?
One can sponsor a spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, or dependent children if he/she is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. To be a sponsor, person must be 18 years of age or older.
You can apply as a sponsor if your spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, or accompanying dependent children live with you in Canada, even if they do not have legal status in Canada.
However, all the other requirements must be met.
You can also apply as a sponsor if your spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, or dependent children live outside Canada, and if they meet all the requirements.
When you sponsor a spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, or dependent children to become permanent residents of Canada, you must promise to support them financially. Therefore, you have to meet certain income requirements. If you have previously sponsored relatives to come to Canada and they have later turned to the government for financial assistance, you may not be allowed to sponsor another person.
You would have to stay in Canada while your application is being processed (If you leave Canada and cannot re-enter, the application will be abandoned);you can also apply for an open work permit with the sponsorship application (the permit will be issued as soon as you are eligible for it)
If you apply from Outside Canada you will have a right of appeal; if you are in Canada and you want to work in Canada while your application is being processed, you must apply for a regular work permit