How do I Sponsor My Family to Edmonton in 2012?

If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you may be eligible to sponsor a spouse or family member to come to Canada. The family reunification process is a very important part of Canada’s immigration system, and allows for families to be reunited as they live in Canada. family sponsorship

Spousal sponsorship and family sponsorship cases are not easy, and need to be handled with care. There are very specific requirements that you must meet when you apply to sponsor a spouse or family member to come to Canada under Family Class Immigration.

What are the requirements for sponsoring a spouse or family member?

1. You may sponsor a spouse or a close family member including: a brother, sister, nephew or niece as long as they are under the age of 19 and not married, or dependent child.

2. You must be able to prove that you can financially support the family member when they come to Canada. You will have to sign a legally binding sponsorship agreement with the Canadian government and will be on the hook if they end up receiving social assistance.

3. You must be a Canadian citizen or Canadian permanent resident.

What about sponsoring parents and grandparents?

Canada has paused applications to bring parents and grandparents to Canada. However, they can still obtain a SuperVisa, which is a 10-year, multiple entry visa that will allow your parents or grandparents to come to Canada multiple times and visit – for up to two years at a time.

Do you want to sponsor a spouse or family member, or have questions about the new SuperVisa? Contact one of our licensed immigration lawyers today. We would be happy to help you reunite your family in Canada!

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.


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