If you are an eligible sponsor, you can sponsor some of your relatives to immigrate to Canada and settle here as a permanent resident. Relatives are divided into two categories based on sponsor's relationship with them and other conditions.
Orphaned close relatives: close relatives, related by blood or adoption (brother, sister, nephew, niece or grandchildren) can be sponsored if:
- They are orphaned,
- They are under 18, and
- They do not have a spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner.
A sponsor may sponsor one relative of any age, related by blood or adoption, if the sponsor meets all the following conditions:
- Do not have a spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner, or one of the following living relatives you could sponsor instead:
- Son or daughter,
- Brother or sister,
- Uncle, aunt,
- Nephew or niece.
- Do not have any of the above-named relatives who is a:
- Canadian citizen,
- Permanent resident, or
- Registered Indian under the Indian Act.
A sponsor must:
- Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada and;
- Be 18 years or older and;
- Meet set income guidelines, and
- Agree in writing to give financial support to your relative and any other eligible relatives coming with them for up to ten years, depending on their age and how you are related. This time period begins on the date they become a permanent resident.
See whether you meet all requirements to support by tapping the link below and finishing our online survey.