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Sponsor your relative

Sponsor your relatives

You may be able to sponsor certain relatives to immigrate to Canada under the Family Class if you’re at least 18 years old and a:

If you sponsor a relative to come to Canada as a permanent resident, you must:

You can only sponsor relatives like a brother, sister, aunt or uncle in very specific situations. If your family member doesn’t meet the criteria below, you can use our Come to Canada tool to find out which programs they may be eligible to apply for.

 

Depending on your situation, there are 2 options for who you can sponsor.

 
Orphaned brother, sister, nephew, niece or grandchild

 

You can sponsor an orphaned brother, sister, nephew, niece or grandchild only if they meet all of these conditions:

You can’t sponsor your brother, sister, nephew, niece or grandchild if:

Other relative

You may sponsor one relative, related by blood or adoption, of any age, if you meet all of these conditions:

you (the potential sponsor) don’t have any relatives (aunt or uncle or any of the relatives listed above), who is a:

If the relative you want to sponsor has a spouse, partner, or dependent children who will come with them to Canada, you must include them on the same sponsorship application.