Sponsor Other Family Relatives

If you want to sponsor other relatives to come to Canada as a permanent resident, you must:

    • support your relative financially when they arrive
    • be able to meet basic needs for yourself and your relative, such as food, shelter, clothing
    • make sure your relative doesn’t need social assistance

Eligibility to sponsor other relatives

You may be able to sponsor your relative if you are:

Residence Status

Permanent resident or Citizen of Canada, person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act


You’re at least 18 years old

Income Guidelines

Meet set income guidelines

Undertaking Agreement

Sign an agreement to provide financial support to your relative and any other eligible relatives coming with them for upto 20 years

You must live in Canada to sponsor eligible relatives.  There are certain exceptions to this requirement for example if you are a Canadian Citizen who is living abroad and plan to return to Canada when your relatives immigrate and are sponsoring either your spouse/common-law/conjugal partner/dependent children who have no dependent children.

Who can be sponsored?

You can sponsor an orphaned brother, sister, nephew, niece or grandchild only if they meet all of these conditions:

    • they are related to you by blood or adoption
    • both their mother and father passed away
    • they are under 18 years of age
    • they are not married or not in a common-law or not in conjugal relationship

You may sponsor one relative, related by blood or adoption, of any age, if you meet all of these conditions:

    • you don’t have a living relative you could sponsor such as spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, son, daughter, parent, grandparent, orphaned bother/sister/nephew/niece/grandchild
    • you don’t have any relatives (aunt or uncle or any of the relatives listed above), who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or registered Indian under the Indian Act

Aliyy Immigration can assist you in

    • determining your eligibility as a sponsor
    • determining which relative you can sponsor
    • identifying all the necessary documentation to effectively represent your application.
    • preparing and submitting visa application.

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