Which family members can come with me to Canada when I immigrate?
You can bring family members with you to Canada if they were processed for permanent residence as your dependents. This includes:
- your spouse or common-law partner
- your dependent child
- your spouse or common-law partner’s dependent child
- a dependent child of a dependent child
The family members that can’t come with you include:
- your parents
- brother or sister
- uncle or aunt
- nephew or niece
- other relatives
Your dependents can’t arrive in Canada before you. They must arrive with you or after you.
You may be able to sponsor them after you immigrate to Canada.
Find out more about how to sponsor your family.
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