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Can my spouse or common-law partner and dependent children come with me to Canada?

If you are coming to Canada for a short time

Your spouse or common-law partner and dependent children can come with you to Canada or visit you in Canada, if they:

If you are moving to Canada permanently

Your spouse or common-law partner and dependent children can come with you to Canada if:

  • you and your family members meet the eligibility requirements of your program (for example, you meet the income requirement to sponsor your family members),
  • your children qualify as dependants, and
  • your family members are not inadmissible to Canada.

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