How to Sponsor a Child to Canada

To become a sponsor in Canada, you must first meet a number of requirements that apply to all cases, whether you are sponsoring a child, spouse, or partner. You may be considered eligible if:

  • You are at least 18 years of age
  • You are a citizen, permanent resident living in Canada, or a registered Indian under the Canadian Indian Act
  • You are financially stable and capable of providing for the basic needs of any grandchildren

Who May You Sponsor?

If you plan to sponsor your child to Canada, you must prove they are a dependent child. To be considered a dependent child, one must:

  • Be under 22 years old
  • Not have a spouse or common law partner

A child over 22 years old may be considered a dependant if:

  • They have depended on their parents for financial support since before the age of 22, and;
  • They are unable to support themselves financially due to a mental or physical condition

To qualify, the child must continue to meet these requirements until they enter Canada. If your grandchild (a dependent of the primary dependent child) will be immigrating with the primary beneficiary, they are considered an accompanying dependant. In such cases they will be included on the application. If you are sponsoring more than one principal applicant to Canada, they will each require their own applications, as they are not considered dependents of one another. Overall, the beneficiary must not be inadmissible for any reason.

Why Hire an Immigration Lawyer in Sponsorship Cases?

When you commit yourself to sponsoring a child to Canada, you want to ensure your application has the best chance of approval possible. That is why so many have chosen to enlist the help of an immigration lawyer. A lawyer can help guide you through the process, and help make sure your application is completed as efficiently as possible to lead to success.

Getting started is easy. All you need to do is fill out our free eligibility online assessment form here and then one of our immigration professionals will get back to you with your results within one business day.

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