Spouse Sponsorship Program
Family Sponsorship

Under this program Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident can sponsor their spouses or common law partners to become permanent residents in Canada.

Sponsor your spouse/common-law partner

In spousal sponsorship, the relationship should be genuine. The couple should apply under this program if the relationship is genuine and not only for the purpose of immigration otherwise the application will be refused

The financial responsibility must be fulfilled by the sponsor and a sponsor must take full financial responsibility for a spouse/common-law partner by signing an undertaking for 3 years. If their sponsored spouse or common-law partner requires social assistance within 3 years after being granted PR status, the sponsor is obligated to repay the sum.

Requirements for sponsored spouse

01 Must be at least 18 years old
02 The sponsor could be Canadian Citizen and living in Canada or out of Canada, but have intention to relocate to Canada permanently
03 The sponsor could be Canadian Permanent Resident living in Canada
04 The sponsor should not be in receipt of social assistance (exception: disability)
05 The sponsor must sign an undertaking for 3 years for a sponsored partner

Requirements for sponsored spouse:

The Spouse must be legally married to sponsor
The spouse must be at least 18 years old
The spouse must be in a genuine conjugal relationship
Canada should recognize same-sex marriage
The dependent children of sponsored spouse can be included on the application but additional undertakings must be signed, and duration of the undertaking will depend on the age of the children
Sponsored Common-law Partner

Requirements for a common-law partnership are as below

01
The Common-law partner must have resided together with the sponsor for at least 1 year
02
The Common law partner must be at least 18 years old
03
The Common law partner must be in a genuine conjugal relationship
04
Both the parties must have signed common-law agreement
05
Dependent children of sponsored common-law partner can be included on the application
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