Parents / Children

Parents / Children

One of the most important parts of Canadian immigration law and policy is family reconciliation. Canadian immigration law allows a Canadian or Canadian Permanent Resident to sponsor close relatives for permanent residence in Canada. The government gives the highest priority to applications sponsoring a dependent child. The sponsoring of parents or grandparents does not have this high priority. In any case if you are sponsoring someone who has dependent children, their dependent children are included in the application.

A Canadian may be anywhere in the world when sponsoring, a Canadian Permanent Resident must be in Canada when sponsoring. When you are sponsoring a dependent child note that the sponsor is exempt from meeting the minimum income requirement and that the dependant child applicant is exempt from meeting the excessive cost medical requirement. These exemptions do not apply to sponsoring parents or grandparents.

Assessment Questionnaire

Please complete the questionnaire below and submit it. We will review the sponsor's and applicant's qualifications and get back to you with our assessment.

Download the questionnaire

Please save the questionnaire, then fill it out and e-mail the completed form back to us.

Both the applicant (the foreigner being sponsored) and the sponsor (Canadian or Canadian Permanent Resident), must meet certain requirements and these questions are required to determine if all meet these requirements. In addition we ask for some contact information. If you cannot answer a question please provide what information you can and provide an explanation at the end of the questionnaire. All information is held in confidence and destroyed if not used within two years.