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It is well known that under the Federal immigration system, Family Class sponsorships in Canada are restricted to spouses, common law partners, parents and grandparents (and dependent children).
If you are a member of the family class, you may be eligible to be sponsored by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
However, what if wish to bring over your brother, sister, niece or nephew? Under the Federal program, you are out of luck…unless of course they qualify under a different immigration category such as the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program.
But if you happen to reside in Alberta where taxes are low and incomes are generally high, an added bonus is that such more “distant” relatives may possibly be candidates for sponsorship.
Below are some of the highlights of the Alberta PNP Family Stream program.
An application under the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) – Family Stream requires both an Alberta Relative and a Candidate.
Have a question about the Alberta Provincial Nominee Program? Contact Niren and Associates immigration law firm.
UPDATE: In June 2008, the Alberta Provincial government did open a Family Sponsorship class for Alberta residents. Unfortunately, this program was suspended in 2010 and subsequently closed as of April 30, 2013. All persons who wish to sponsor a member of the family class must follow the requirements/procedures that Citizenship and Immigration/Federal gov’t has laid out.
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