The Federal Immigration program allows Canadian citizens or permanent residents to sponsor certain members of their immediate family to immigrate to Canada..
A Canadian citizen or a permanent resident can sponsor relatives or family members residing abroad if those relatives are:
To qualify, sponsors must:
Citizens of Canada and permanent residents, who wish to sponsor their spouses and dependent children, do not need to meet the financial criteria set out in the Low Income Cut-Off Table (Guide 5196-Table 3) in order to qualify, as long as they meet the other criteria outlined above.
If citizens or permanent residents want to sponsor their parents, grandparents and great grandparents, they must be able to prove their ability to support those family members when they arrive in Canada. The requirement is that they be able to meet the LICO criteria plus 30% for the three years prior to applying and throughout the application process.
We can provide the following assistance to applicants in the Family Sponsorship Class: