A Canadian citizen or permanent resident may sponsor a spouse or common-law partner for Canadian permanent residence. Both the Canadian citizen or permanent resident (also called the 'sponsor') and the foreign national (the 'sponsored person') must be approved by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in order for the sponsored person to receive a visa.
Child and Other Dependent
Dependent children, both natural and adopted, may be sponsored to live with their parent(s) as permanent residents in Canada. To receive a visa through this immigration program, the sponsor and the sponsored person will be required to prove their relationship to one another.
Parent or Grand Parent
a stream dedicated to parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents. To be eligible for Canada's Parents and Grandparents Program, an individual must exceed the minimum necessary income level for this program (if married or in a common-law relationship, the income of both the sponsor and spouse can be included) and provide proof of income to IRCC.