Family Sponsorship Nominee Program

Family Sponsorship Nominee Program

The Family Sponsorship Nominee Program allows Canadians and permanent residents to bring their spouses and immediate family members to Canada through a streamlined process. This program reflects Canada’s commitment to reuniting families and keeping loved ones together.

The Family Sponsorship Nominee Program is a highly sought-after settlement program in Canada that enables citizens and permanent residents to bring their spouse and immediate family members to Canada with reduced processing times. Canada values the importance of keeping families together and believes that family should never be separated.

Programs Offered by Family Sponsorship

The family sponsorship stream administers the following programs to sponsor your family members to Canada.

Spouse Or The Common-Law Partner Sponsorships

The Spouse or Common-Law Partner Sponsorship Program offers a fast-processing time of 12 months for Canadian residents and permanent residents to sponsor their partners for permanent residency in Canada. This program also offers the opportunity for sponsored partners to obtain an open work permit, allowing them to work in Canada while the sponsorship application is being processed. Those in common-law relationships who have lived together for a year may also be eligible for spousal support.

Child Or Any Other Dependent Sponsorship

Child or Other Dependent Sponsorship When immigrating to Canada, you have the option to include your children as dependents on your permanent residency application. However, even if you don’t include them initially, they can still join you in Canada later.

Parent or Grandparent Sponsorship

Parent or Grandparent Sponsorship Canada’s commitment to family reunification extends to the parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents through this stream. They must also be able to financially support their sponsored family members if needed.

To sponsor a parent or grandparent, residents and permanent citizens are expected to show that they can provide financial support to their relationship by meeting the Minimum Necessary Income (MNI) requirement for the size of their family unit.

Sponsors who are unable to provide permanent financial support for their parent or grandparent may be eligible for a Super Visa.