Family Sponsorship Program

Canada Family Sponsorship Program


This program aims to assist applicants to apply for Canada permanent residence by sponsoring the spouse, partner or dependent children of a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Time to residency

8-12 months

Visa-free travel

185 countries and regions

Passport rank

8th in the world

Residency requirement

No residency requirement


Worldwide taxation

Established time

Program launched in 1976

Application requirements

  1. The sponsor must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident aged 18 years old or above.

     2. The sponsor must not be receiving any social assistance for reasons            apart from a disability.

     3. The sponsor should prove his/her ability to provide sponsorship.

Program Benefits


  1. Successful applicants can obtain Canadian permanent residence directly.

  2. Processing time for family reunion program is much shorter compared to other Canadian programs, it basically takes 8-12 months.

  3. This application requirement and documentation for this program is simpler than other Canadian programs.