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Published Date: 18th October 2021

Canada is giving a chance to the permanent residents of the country to invite their associated people to live in Canada under the status of Canadian permanent residency. This is a great opportunity for people who never wanted to leave behind their family. The Canada Family Sponsorship Visa enables you to do so. With decreased processing time, Canada is giving this program their utmost priority. Even during the pandemic, this visa still has the same amount of applications, if not increased. The main categories under this visa are:

  • Sponsor your spouse, partner or dependent children
  • Sponsor you relatives
  • Sponsor you Parents/Grandparents
Note: The Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recognizes same-sex relationships. Other than the above mentioned categories, there are a few more not-so-popular categories. If you think you don’t fall under the above mentioned categories then you can check other available options on this website.


If you want to sponsor someone you have to follow the below mentioned criteria. If you fall under any one of the eligibility criteria then you can invite anyone to apply for permanent residency. You should be:

  • Be a Canadian citizen, Living in Canada or a Registered Indian
  • The Canadian citizen/Permanent resident must be at least 18 years of age
  • They should be able to support the sponsored person financially
  • You need to make sure that the sponsored person don’t require any social assistance
  • You must also prove that you currently are not availing any benefits provided under social assistance


There is certain criterion for the person being sponsored as well. You need to fall under any one of the categories mentioned below to be eligible.

  • Your Spouse/Married Partner
  • Your Common Law Partner                                                                       
  • Your Conjugal Partner
  • Dependent Children
  1. Your own child
  2. Your Spouse/Partner’s Child


1. Prepare Two Applications

If you and the person you’re sponsoring are eligible for this program then you have to prepare two applications. One application is for the sponsor containing the records that they are capable of sponsoring another person. The other application is for the sponsored person containing the request for Permanent residency. Both applications are to be submitted to the IRCC.

2. Pay the Necessary Fee

The preparation of application is one step, but the next is to deposit the fee. This includes application fees, biometrics fee and any other third-party fee.

3. Submit your Application

After doing all the necessary work, you need to submit your application so that it goes forward into processing. You application will be submitted to the IRCC.

4. Acknowledgement of Receipt

This is a document that you will receive from their end if your application is approved. The AOR is the final step in your application journey. Make sure that your application is optimum so that you reduce any chance of rejections.


Canada invites 80,000 immigrants almost every year under their family sponsorship programs. If you are looking for a way to bring your loved ones to the country with you, then contact us at to know about the process for sponsorship.