Family Class Visa for Canada
If you have close relatives in Canada who are Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents then they may be able to sponsor you under this class. If they do so they are committing to supporting you and your family for three to ten years (depending on your age and relationship to your sponsor).
The relatives who can sponsor you are:
- your spouse or partner. This includes same sex partnerships and marriages (if married in certain provinces within Canada).
- your parents if you are a dependent minor.
- your children or grandchildren.
For full details on this category visit the CIC web site for the Family Class Immigrant
Note that the rules have now been changed so that a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident can sponsor their spouse or common law partner from within Canada. More details on the CIC web site.
Please note that we are not immigration consultants. We can refer you to recommended immigration lawyers or CSIC consultants.