Other close relatives who can be sponsored to Canada are orphaned brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, grandchildren. In extremely specific situations, any other relative by blood or adoption can be sponsored by Canadians. Strict conditions apply to these family class sponsorship categories.

‌Your Responsibilities‌

When you sponsor a relative to become a permanent resident of Canada, you must:

  •  Meet set income guidelines.
  •  Agree in writing to give financial support to your relative and any other eligible relatives coming with them:
  •  beginning on the date they become a permanent resident.
  •  for up to 20 years (depending on their age and how you are related).
  •  The person you sponsor must sign an agreement saying they will make the effort to support themselves. This includes sponsored dependent children 18 or older. Dependent children under 19 do not have to sign this agreement..