Looking for permanent residence in Canada? Try family sponsorship, one of the fastest ways to gain Canada PR. It’s also one of the most popular ways of moving to Canada.
Family sponsorship will come back as a very prominent pathway for foreign nationals to find their way to Canada to make the country their new home. A Canadian citizen or a PR aged at least 18 years can sponsor family members who could then become Canadian residents.
These family members can work, stay, and study in Canada. They include:
- Conjugal partner
- Common-law partner
- Brothers or sisters, grandsons or granddaughters who are orphaned, or nephews or nieces, aged under 18 years and unmarried or is a common-law partner
- Another relative of any relationship or age (under specific conditions)
- Accompanying relatives of the above (E.g., partner, spouse, and dependent children)
- Dependent children
Common-law partners and spouses who arrive in Canada being sponsored can work in Canada under the Spousal Work Permit Pilot program.
Spouses and partners sponsored under the sponsorship program can work in Canada while the finalization of their immigration applications is pending. The eligible candidates must be present in Canada and in the process of being sponsored for PR under the class of common-law partner or spouse. These candidates must also have a valid status in Canada that’s temporary in nature. E.g., student, visitor, or worker.
Any social assistance payments made to the sponsored person will be agreed to be reimbursed to the Canadian government by the sponsor. This signed undertaking is valid for sponsoring a spouse, conjugal partner, or common-law partner from the date they become a PR for 3 years.
This obligation shall follow the sponsor undertaking the agreement throughout the period of the contract. They will be obliged even in circumstances like divorce, separation, marital breakdown, or changes in financial circumstances.
For a child aged under 19 years, the sponsor’s obligation begins on the day of the child becoming a Canada PR for a period of 10 years, or until the child attains 25 years of age.
If a dependent child of age over 19 years is sponsored, the sponsor’s obligation starts from the date of the child becoming a PR, for a period of 3 years.
The obligation of a sponsor for sponsoring his/her parents and grandparents extends for 20 years. This will be from the date of the family class member becomes a Canada PR. For other family members, the sponsor has an obligation extending to 10 years.
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