Sponsorship of other relatives

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Sponsorship of other relatives

Under some circumstances, Canada allows you to sponsor relatives who may not necessarily be the immediate family members.

Examples include:

  • Sister
  • Brother
  • Niece
  • Granddaughter 
  • Nephew
  • Grandson

NB: these people can only qualify for sponsorship if they are unmarried, not in a common-law relationship, orphaned, or under 18 years of age.

You can also sponsor other relatives if you’re currently not having a spouse, a conjugal partner, a common-law partner, or a relative who falls in the category listed below. (of course, it excludes the individual you are looking to sponsor)

  • The father of mother
  • Child
  • Sister or brother
  • Niece or nephew
  • Aunt or uncle

You do not qualify for sponsorship if you have any of the relatives as mentioned above is already a permanent resident (PR) in Canada or a Canadian citizen.

Moreover, you can only sponsor someone if you are either a Canadian citizen or a PR currently living in Canada. You should not be under a deportation order, in prison or facing charges of serious criminal offences.

Get in touch with us if you’re preparing to sponsor someone in Canada. We can help with the application process and help manoeuvre through the complex IRCC requirements and sponsorship procedure.