EXPERT CANADIAN IMMIGRATION CONSULTANTS IN MISSISSAUGA
Canada Spousal Sponsorship Immigration is getting Fast & Easy
On September 24, 2020 – the Minister of Immigration of Canada Marco Mendicino announced that the IRCC is going to speed up spousal application processing which will allow families to build their lives together in Canada. However, there are several things you should be aware of before deciding to sponsor an applicant or spouse.
- Having a nonexistent jail, penitentiary, reformatory or prison record
- Have never failed to pay an immigration loan, a performance bond, or family support payments
- If you are legally married in the country in which you got married (you do not need to marry in Canada but the marriage must be legal in the country where you got married).
- Must not receive government financial assistance (employment insurance and disability payments are usually accepted)
- Never have defaulted on an immigration loan
- Must be 18 years or older
- Must provide financial support for your partner for 3 years from the time they become a permanent resident
- Must not still be going through the process of bankruptcy (undischarged bankruptcy)
Sponsor your spouse, partner or dependent children
If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you may be able to sponsor your spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, or dependent children to come to Canada as permanent residents.
If you sponsor a family member to immigrate to Canada, you must provide proof that you can:
- meet basic needs—such as food, clothing and shelter—for yourself and your family,
- support your relative financially and
- make sure your spouse or relative does not need to ask for financial help from the government.
TO BE A SPONSOR, YOU MUST BE 18 OR OLDER.
Sponsor your parents and grandparents
If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you may be able to sponsor your parents or grandparents to become permanent residents under the Family Class.
If you sponsor your parent or grandparent to come to Canada as a permanent resident, you must make every reasonable effort to provide for your own essential needs and those of your parent or grandparent. You are responsible for supporting your parent or grandparent financially when he or she arrives. As a sponsor, you must make sure your parent or grandparent does not need to seek social assistance from the government.
If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you may be able to sponsor a relative to become a permanent resident under the Family Class.
YOU CAN SPONSOR:
- brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, or grandchildren who are orphaned, are under 18 and do not have a spouse or common-law partner,
- relatives of the above (for example, spouse, partner and dependent children) who will come with them to Canada,or
You can sponsor one relative of any age or relationship, but only if you do not have one of these living relatives who could be sponsored as a member of the family class:
- spouse or common-law partner,
- conjugal partner,
- son or daughter,
- sibling, or
- uncle, aunt, nephew or niece, and
YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY RELATIVE WHO IS A:
- Canadian citizen,
- permanent resident or
- registered Indian under the Indian Act.
Who you cannot sponsor
You cannot sponsor other relatives, such as brothers and sisters over 18, or adult children who support themselves financially. If they apply to immigrate under the Skilled Worker Class, they may get extra points for having a relative in Canada.