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Sponsor Eligibility

Sponsor Eligibility

Sponsor Eligibility 

Canada is a nation committed to bringing and keeping families together. The country has created a number of immigration programs that provide immigrants the chance to sponsor the visit of their loved ones to Canada.

Under its various Immigration Programs, Canada is planning to welcome around 80,000 immigrants per year to the country. Around 20,000 immigrants are allowed to come to the country every year under its Parents and Grandparents Program. The most common sponsorship category is designed for the spouses, partners, and children of Canadian sponsors.

Who Is Eligible To Sponsor?

You can sponsor your spouse, partner, or dependent child if you fulfill the following conditions:

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of the country
  • You must make it clear that you have a plan to be in the country during the sponsorship process, when it is in progress, and when it is completed
  • You must prove you are not a recipient of social assistance for reasons other than a disability
  • You are capable of providing for the basic needs of the individual/s you plan to sponsor

You can’t sponsor someone if you are a permanent resident but living outside Canada.

Income Requirement

In most cases, you don’t need to show an income requirement to sponsor your spouse/partner/dependent child. You just have to exhibit your financial stability to satisfy their requirements if:

  • You want to sponsor a dependent child with dependent child/children of their own
  • You want to sponsor your spouse/partner with a dependent child who in turn has dependent child/children of their own

Who Can’t Sponsor Their Spouse/Partner/Child

You will not be able to sponsor your spouse/partner/child under the following conditions:

  • You are less than 18 years of age
  • You don’t stay in Canada when the sponsored person/s become permanent residents
  • You are not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
  • You are visiting/studying/working in Canada on a permit or visa
  • Your application for permanent residence application is still being processed
  • You are not financially stable to sponsor anyone

You May Not Be Able To Sponsor Your Spouse Or Partner If:

  • You became a permanent resident less than five years ago
  • You continue to be financially responsible for a previous spouse/partner and bound by the three-year commitment to care for that person

You May Not Be Eligible To Sponsor Your Spouse, Partner Or Child If You:

  • You are in prison
  • You are yet to pay back an immigration loan, or a performance bond
  • You are in default of paying a court-ordered family support payment. This may include alimony or child support
  • You defaulted on committed financial support to sponsor in the past
  • You have been declared bankruptcy and are not discharged yet
  • You were convicted of attempting, committing, or threatening to commit a criminal offense against a relative inside or outside Canada
  • You have received a Removal Order and hence must leave the country

According to the Canadian government, there could be other reasons apart from those mentioned above that make you ineligible to sponsor your spouse, partner, or child.

If you want to know more about sponsoring eligibility and other immigration and sponsorship information, we can help. ASI Immigration is one of the leading services in Canada, trusted by our clients to provide the right guidance to all immigration-related issues. If you are unsure how sponsor eligibility works in Canada, visit us. We will clear any confusion you have on the subject.

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