Family Sponsorship - Parents, Children - Canada Immigration

Family & General Sponsorship Immigration Programs of Canada 2020 – Overview

Want to sponsor your loved ones to Canada?

Immigrating to Canada and leaving your loved ones in a different country is not easy. One of the objectives of Canada Immigration is to see that families are reunited.

Among the many immigration sponsorship programs, family sponsorship is the most widely used program for immigration to Canada.

Firebird Consultants Group recognizes the importance of family reunification and takes pride in assisting Canadians and permanent residents with their family members on this journey.

The Canadian government offers a number of ways to allow this immigration dream to become a reality under its Family Class Sponsorship class. Canada’s Family Class Sponsorship immigration programs are some of the most generous family reunification programs in the developed world.

You may be eligible to sponsor a child, spouse or a common-law partner living outside or inside Canada if you are 18 years of age or older, and you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Family Sponsor Programs

Who can I sponsor?

There are numerous classes of immigration sponsorship, depending on the relation you have to that person. Some of these sponsorship classes are:

  • Family Sponsorship (general).
  • Spouse, partner or common-law.
  • Dependent (child or handicapped adult).
  • Spouse, Common-Law Partner or Conjugal Partner.
  • Adopted child.
  • Parents / Grandparents.
  • Relative (ie: Aunt, Uncle, etc).
  • Orphaned Brother, Sister, Nephew, Niece, or Grandchild.
  • and more.

A full summary of family class sponsorship is found in our Family Sponsorship Program page.

Who you cannot sponsor

For the Family Class Sponsorship Immigration Program, there are some who you cannot sponsor or there are restrictions to the sponsorship.

The first main restriction to any sponsorship program is you cannot sponsor someone if you are a permanent resident living outside Canada.

Some of the other restrictions under the Family Class Sponsorship Program of who you cannot sponsor are:

  • a marriage partner who you married by proxy (you were not present for the marriage ceremony),
  • spouse’s parents and grandparents,
  • a brother or sister,
  • a friend,
  • a refugee.

There are other immigration sponsorship programs that may fit your needs or any of the many immigration programs a person can qualify for.