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Your relatives can live, study and work in Canada if they become permanent residents of Canada.
You can sponsor certain relatives to come to Canada if you’re at least 18 years old and a :
✔ Canadian citizen or
✔ person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or
✔ permanent resident of Canada
Who can sponsor:
You can sponsor certain relatives if you’re 18 years of age or older and a:
✔ Canadian citizen or
✔ Person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or
✔ Permanent resident of Canada
You must live in Canada to sponsor eligible relatives unless you:
✔ Are a Canadian citizen who lives abroad and
✔ Plan to return to Canada when your relatives immigrate and
✔ Are sponsoring your spouse; common-law or conjugal partner; or dependent children who have no dependent children
Who you can sponsor:
✔ Your spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner
✔ Your dependent children
✔ Dependent children of your spouse or partner
✔ Your adopted child
✔ Your parents and their dependent children (your brothers and sisters, or half brothers and sisters, or step-brothers and step-sisters)
✔ Your grandparents
✔ Your orphaned brother, sister, nephew, niece or grandchild
✔ Other relative if specific conditions are met
Who isn’t eligible to sponsor a relative:
You may not be able to sponsor a relative if you:
✔ Are in prison
✔ Have not paid your alimony or child support payments
✔ Have declared bankruptcy and haven’t been released from it yet
✔ Got social assistance for reasons other than being disabled
✔ Didn’t pay back an immigration loan, made late payments or missed payments
✔ Sponsored another relative in the past and didn’t meet the terms of the sponsorship agreement
✔ Were convicted of a violent crime, any offence against a relative or any sexual offence, depending on details of the case, such as the type of offence, how long ago it was, or whether a record suspension was issued (formerly called “pardons” in Canada).
✔ Other things not on this list may stop you from being able to sponsor a relative.