What about my Family & Dependants?
The government of Canada understands very well that families want to get together and immigration is allowed for family members. Following are the requirements for immigration for family members—
Your common-law partner (including same sex relationships) or spouse can get included in your application for immigration to Canada. The form should be completed and any other related information must be given as provided for the “Principal Applicant’. Generally, this is quite a simple application to make for family immigration.
- Your children who are unmarried and below 19 years can be included in your Canada immigration application.
- Children above 19 can get included in the application provided they are pursuing full-time education and dependent on you financially.
- Married children can also be included in family immigration if they are pursuing full-time education and financially dependent on you.
Parents are generally accepted for family Canada immigration, however, you can only apply for their Canada visas after you have got settled in Canada. Moreover, the conditions are a bit more difficult than the immigration of spouse or child because there are quite strict financial requirements that need to be fulfilled before your parent can get entry to Canada on the basis of their children’s presence in Canada. Financial requirements may vary depending on the total number of dependants already in Canada with the sponsor and the city of Canada in which they happen to live. In few rare cases, like the case where parents are facing some hardship that an application for immigration to Canada, on such compassionate and humanitarian basis, can be made at the same time when the sponsor himself/herself is applying for Canada immigration.
Your grandparents can apply for immigration to Canada under requirements which are similar to the ones for your parents listed above.
Sponsorship applications are allowed to be made for orphaned relatives aged below 19 years including sister, brother, niece, nephew or even a grandchild. In addition, you can also sponsor a child below 19 years that you want to adopt (subject to adoption laws).