Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) knows it is important to help families who come from other countries to reunite in Canada. Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada can sponsor their close relatives.
The Sponsor must be able to financially support the immigrant (and dependents) and to provide for their essential needs. There are income requirements (Low Income Cut-off - LICO) that the Sponsor must meet to qualify. However, if the Sponsor is sponsoring a spouse or a dependent child, then these income requirements do not apply. The sponsor must still demonstrate his or her ability to financially support the immigrant.
The Sponsor must also sign a Sponsorship Agreement. This will be a legal binding for sponsor to undertake financial support for his/ her relative. A Sponsor can also have a Co-Signer whose income can be included along with that of the Sponsor. The Co-signer can only be the Sponsor's Spouse and must also be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident who is at least 18 years old.
If you are exploring to Sponsor your close relatives, please contact us for more information.