Due to importance of Family and Family relations in Canadian Society, Canadian Immigration has a special class of application for families with relatives outside of Canada. Family Class Immigration is applied through special types of sponsorship arrangement. Any Canadian or permanent residence of Canada, Who live in Canada and who are 18 years of age or older, are permitted to sponsor close relatives or family members to come to country and reunite with them and become permanent residents of Canada.
But keep in mind that sponsorship of family members are required special requirement financially and legally. Sponsors have to support family member for period of time that range from three to ten years.
Relatives and family members eligible for sponsorship are:
- Spouses, common-law or conjugal partners 16 years of age or older
- Parents and grandparents
- Dependent children and children of dependent children
- Children under 18 years of age whom you intend to adopt