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Sponsor your Spouse, partner or dependent child

Content – Sponsor your spouse, partner or dependent child

Who is eligible to sponsor their spouse, partner or child

You can sponsor your spouse, partner or dependent child if:

Income Requirement – There is no income requirement to sponsor your spouse or partner or dependent child but one will need to show that you have enough money to meet the income requirements if 

Who Cannot Sponsor their Spouse, partner or dependent child

You can’t sponsor your spouse, partner or child if:

You may not be eligible to sponsor your spouse, partner if you:

You may not be eligible to sponsor your spouse, partner or child if you:

There may be other reasons that make you ineligible to sponsor your spouse, partner or child. If we determine you’re not eligible to sponsor, we’ll tell you why.

Who you can sponsor
You can sponsor your spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner or dependent children.

Your spouse can be either sex and must be:
Your common-law partner:

If you or your common-law partner choose to end the relationship, we consider the relationship to be over.

You’ll need to give proof of your common-law relationship. For eg shared ownership of residential property, joint lease or rental agreements, bills for shared utility accounts such as gas, electricity, telephone etc, important documents showing same address such as driving licence, insurance policies etc.

You’ll need to give proof that you could not live together or get married in your conjugal partner’s country (for example, proof of refused long-term stays in each other’s country).

 

Dependent children

Children qualify as dependents if they meet both of these requirements:

Children 22 years old or older qualify as dependants if they meet both of these requirements:

With the exception of age, your dependent child must continue to meet these requirements until we finish processing your application.

  • You can’t sponsor someone who is inadmissible to Canada. This means they’re not allowed to come to Canada.

Sponsoring your spouse or common-law partner who lives with you in Canada

You can apply under the Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada class if your spouse or common-law partner cohabits (lives) with you in Canada.

Your spouse or common-law partner must either:

Under the public policy, a person without temporary resident status can be sponsored as a spouse or common-law partner in Canada only if they are inadmissible because they:

If your spouse or common-law partner is inadmissible for other reasons, they’re not covered by the public policy. In that case, they should resolve the situation that made them inadmissible before applying for permanent residence.