Only certain family members will qualify for sponsorship. They include: husband/wife, common-law or conjugal partners, dependent children (including adopted children), parents and grandparents. Brothers or sisters, nephews or nieces, granddaughters or grandsons also qualify if they are orphaned, under 18 years of age and not married or in a common-law relationship. If none of the above relatives could be sponsored, and the applicant has no other relatives who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, he/she may sponsor any other relative regardless of relationship or age.
There are four different categories by which a Canadian citizen or permanent resident may sponsor a family member. They include:
In addition to being either a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, the sponsor must satisfy a number of requirements. They include:
For further information with respect to US and Canadian immigration or to find out if you or a company employee is eligible for temporary or permanent relocation to Canada or the US, we invite you to contact our experienced immigration lawyers and attorneys by contacting the Bomza Law Group at:
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