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Sponsor Your Relatives

Other Close Relative Sponsorship

Amongst close relatives who can be sponsored to Canada are orphaned brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, grandchildren. In very specific situations, any other relative by blood or adoption can be sponsored by Canadians. Strict conditions apply to these family class sponsorship categories.

Family Class applications are a high priority for the Canadian government they are deeply committed to keep families together and create pathways to join separated loved ones. Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and temporary foreign workers have the opportunity to bring their children and loved ones to Canada. Dependent and adopted children can live as permanent residents with their Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident parents in Canada. This can be done through the Child Sponsorship Program. This program is under the Family Class Immigration.

Sponsoring Orphaned Relative - Brother, Sister, Nephew, Niece or Grandchild

Canadian citizens and permanent residents who meet general eligibility requirements can sponsor certain orphaned relatives or family members:
  • brother
  • Sister
  • Nephew
  • Niece
  • Grandchild

It is possible only if the above-listed relatives meet 4 conditions.

  • A sponsored relative must be under 18 years of age,
  • Related by blood or adoption,
  • Has lost both parents, and
  • Must be single.

Family sponsorship would not be an option if one of the parents is still alive, unknown, abandoned a child, in jail or detained, or if someone else is taking care of them while one or both parents are alive.

Sponsor Any Other Relative

Sometimes, due to life circumstances, there may be no living relatives who can be sponsored. This means no living spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, son or daughter, parent, grandparent, orphaned brother or sister, orphaned nephew or niece, or orphaned grandchild, or aunt or uncle who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. If this is the case, then a potential sponsor may sponsor one relative of any age, related by blood or adoption.

For example, Jane doesn’t have a spouse, a common-law partner, children, and lives in Canada as a permanent resident. She lost her parents and grandparents. She doesn’t have any relatives in Canada who are Canadians, permanent residents or registered Indians. Therefore, Jane would like to sponsor her uncle Rob, who she is very close with. Rob is married and has a son. Jane meets the requirements to sponsor her uncle. Jane can sponsor Rob, and Rob's wife and son will be also on a sponsorship application as dependants.

If you would like to know more about Close Relative Sponsorship, Please call Kaidmaz Immigration Consultion

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