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

Eligibility, how to apply, forms, fees and processing times

Sponsor your parents and grandparents

Eligibility, how to apply, forms, fees and processing times

Sponsor your adopted children and other eligible relatives

Eligibility, how to apply, forms, fees and processing times

Parent and Grandparent Super Visa

Eligibility, how to apply, forms, fees and processing times

Information for sponsored spouses or partners

Conditional permanent residence, your rights, abuse and neglect, forced marriage, contact information for help

Features

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.

Before you arrive

Find out what you can bring to Canada when you cross the border.

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