A spouse and/or dependent children can be sponsored by Canadian Permanent Residents and Citizens to become Permanent Residents themselves.

This category includes:

  • Married spouse
  • Common-law partner – Living together in an exclusive relationship for at least 1 year
  • Conjugal partner – In exclusive relationship, but unable to stay together
  • Biological and Adopted children of the above, if any
  • Biological and Adopted children of the sponsor

There is no economic capability that needs to be demonstrated in order to sponsor a spouse and dependent children. Any Adopted children may be eligible for Canadian Citizenship at the outset. Any application to sponsor Spouse and Dependent children are processed at a high priority. To get the best services for CIC Canada, directly contact ThinkImmigration.


[Currently Inactive]

This category of the Family Class applications includes the following relatives:

  • Parents. [Consider Super Visa]
  • Grandparents
  • Brothers/ sisters – who meet the given criteria (under 18 years of age and not married or in a common-law relationship)
  • Nephews or nieces, granddaughters or grandsons – who meet certain criteria (are orphaned, under 18 years of age and not married or in a common-law relationship)
  • Another relative of any age or relationship – who meet certain criteria (the sponsor does not have a living spouse or common-law partner, conjugal partner, a son or daughter, parent, grandparent, sibling, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece who could be sponsored as a member of the family class, and does not have any relative who is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident)

Other relatives, such as brothers and sisters over 18, or adult independent children cannot be sponsored.