What is Canadian Spousal Sponsorship?

The Canadian Spousal Sponsorship Program is designed to help unifying families and bringing them together. Canada understands that for most of us, home is wherever your family lives.

Canada encourages family re-unification and allows you to sponsor your loved ones for immigration to Canada. Similar to most immigration programs, the government requires extensive paperwork, documentation, proof of your relationship to ensure that your application will succeed.


Who is eligible to sponsor their spouse or common-law partner?

You can sponsor your spouse or common-law partner if:

  • You’re at least 18 years old;
  • You’re a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident;
  • You’re able to prove that you’re not receiving social assistance for reasons other than a disability;
  • You can provide for the basic needs of any persons you want to sponsor.


What are the requirements for Sponsorship?

Spousal sponsorship in Canada includes a promise to provide financial support for the person sponsored and dependent children, if accompanying the principal applicant.

Based on the type of relationship, the required documents for the application will vary. The important part is to prove that you have a genuine relationship. It is clear that every relationship is unique in its own. Therefore, you need to provide your strongest application in order to become successful with no delay.

What are the documents required for spousal Sponsorship?

  • Photocopy of your permanent resident card; or
  • Photocopy of your citizenship document;
  • Documents demonstrating your current civil status (relationship);
  • All other available documents demonstrating your relationship is genuine.

Our team of experienced immigration consultants is happy to help you to minimize the work and stress required for your application for a spousal sponsorship. Feel free to contact us to lean how we can help.

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