Family Sponsorship

Spousal Sponsorship

  • at least 18 years old;
  • a Canadian citizen, a Permanent Resident living in Canada, or a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act;
  • able to prove that you are not receiving social assistance for reasons other than a disability; and
  • have enough income to provide for basic needs of any grandchildren (dependent children of a dependent child) of the principal applicant.

Children/ Grandchildren  


First, your child must meet Canada’s definition of a dependent. There are two ways to demonstrate status as a dependant:

  1. The child is under the age of 22 and they do not have a spouse or a common-law partner; or

The child is 22 years of age or older and they are unable to financially support themselves because of a mental or physical condition and have depended on their parents for financial support since before the age of 22.

Check if your child is an eligible dependent. Use the IRCC Tool Check.

Parents & Grandparents  


Sponsors must:

  • be either a Canadian citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada;
  • meet certain income requirements (see below);* and
  • support the sponsored person(s) and their dependants financially.

The sponsor and the sponsored person(s) must sign a sponsorship agreement that:

  • commits that the sponsor would provide financial to support the sponsored person(s) and any other eligible relatives accompanying them for a period of three to 20 years, depending on their age and relationship to the sponsor, beginning on the date they become a permanent resident; and
  • states that the persons becoming permanent residents will make every effort to financially support themselves.

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