Family sponsorship

If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada and at least 18 years old, you can sponsor certain relatives to come to Canada. Your relatives can live, study and work in Canada if they become permanent residents.

Sponsor your spouse, partner or dependent children

Find out if you can apply, how to apply, get forms, and see fees and processing times

Sponsor your parents and grandparents

Find out if you can apply, how to apply, get forms, and see fees and processing times

Sponsor your adopted children and other relatives

Find out if you can apply, how to apply, get forms, and see fees and processing times

Visit your children or grandchildren

Find out if you can apply, how to apply, get forms, and see fees and processing times

Information for sponsored spouses or partners

What conditional permanent residence is, know your rights, identify abuse, neglect and forced marriage, and get help if you are being abused

Do you want to come to Canada?

Answer a few questions to find out if you are eligible to study in Canada or extend your study permit in Canada and how to submit an online or paper application.

Before you arrive in Canada

This video will help you get ready for your new life in Canada. It will explain some of the things you should do before you leave your country of origin to make sure you are prepared when you arrive in Canada.

Help Centre

Find quick and direct answers to your questions, including how to complete application forms, extend visas and permits and replace lost documents.

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