If you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, you can sponsor your spouse, conjugal or common-law partner, dependent child (including adopted child) or other eligible relative to become a permanent resident under the Family Class (FC).
If your family member is a permanent resident, they can live, study and work in Canada.
There are two different processes for sponsoring your family under the FC. One process is used for sponsoring your spouse, conjugal or common-law partner and/or dependent children. Another process is used to sponsor other eligible relatives.
Sponsor your spouse, partner or dependent children
If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you may sponsor your spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner, or dependent children to come to Canada as permanent residents.
Sponsor your parents and grandparents
If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you may be able to sponsor your parents or grandparents, to become permanent residents under the FC. Parent and grandparents may also be eligible to visit Canada for up to two years at a time under the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa.
Sponsor your adopted children and other eligible relatives
If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you may be able to sponsor a relative to become a permanent resident under the FC.