Canada Family Sponsorship spouse partner child

Canada knows how difficult it is to be separated from a family member. All those who want to sponsor their partner, child, or spouse to become permanent residents of Canada fall under this category.

The cost of a child ranges from $150 to $1,050 for a spouse. Both the sponsor and the endorsed must meet a set of fundamental criteria. To sponsor, you must be a permanent resident of Canada and over the age of 18.

You must be a Canadian resident at the time of sponsorship and be able to meet all of the basic needs of the person you are sponsoring.

Since the process can take up to a year, you should plan ahead of time and have all of your documentation ready.

It’s possible that the person you’re planning to support would have to provide biometric information as well. Aside from that, they’ll require a medical test and police clearance.

How to qualify

Check Who is eligible or can qualify to sponsor their spouse, partner or child.

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The process

If you’re eligible, you can sponsor your spouse, partner or dependent children to become permanent residents of Canada.

If you do, you must be able to:

  • support them financially
  • make sure they don’t need social assistance from the government

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Application Check Processing

The document needed

Get the application package

The application package includes the:

  • a paper checklist for you and the people you’d like to sponsor
  • forms for you and the people you’d like to sponsor
  • and a guidance sheet to help you and your family fill out the forms correctly.

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Government fee

Sponsor a spouse, partner from $1,050, or a child from $150

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Additional information

You must use ArriveCAN before checking in at the airport or crossing the border to submit your

  • travel and contact information
  • quarantine plan
  • COVID-19 symptoms self-assessment

Please bring your ArriveCAN receipt (electronic or paper) with you to show the border services officer upon arrival.

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