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All about Family Immigration to Canada

June 14, 2020BY Dale Carroll

A person who lives in abroad wants to take his or her family members is called family immigration. People generally get immigrated for study, business, and jobs.

Canada is a developed country, and every year a lot of applicants apply for family immigration. A lot of jobs are available here, and people earn an excellent salary here. For this reason, Canada has a unique family immigration program.

Immigration to Canada

A significant number of People get immigrated to Canada every year. People get immigrated to Canada in 4 ways.

  1. Family
  2. Economic
  3. Refugee
  4. Others

Economic class

This group covers the largest immigrants in Canada. They are the mainstay in here under immigration plans. Express entry, business class, and PNP immigrants and Quebec immigrants are the main categories of this economic immigration. Canada plans to welcome almost 600000 people from 2019-2021.

Refuge and protected immigrants

Canada welcomes a significant number of people under this category. It is expected that Canada will welcome more than 150000 people from 2019 to 2021.

Can people get immigrated with family in Canada?

Many immigrates come to Canada for higher study and do jobs. After some years, they want their family in Canada. Many Canadian programs allow family immigration in here. They have a firm commitment to family reunification. Even people can sponsor their spouses, parents, and children here

Family immigration to Canada

Family immigration is in the second-largest immigrant group after economic class in Canada. A large number of people get immigrated under this category. A sponsorship program named family reunification sponsorship program allows spouses, children, parents, and grandparents to get migrated here. Canada plans more people to welcome.

Family immigration levels

GroupCategory2019 target2020 target2021 target
Family classSpouses and children680007000070000
Parents and grandparents205002100021000
Total885009100091000

 

Which family member can come?

People can bring their family members if they meet the requirements. People can take their family members during immigration. This includes

  1. Spouses
  2. Depended child
  3. Depended child of a depended child
  4. Common-law partners

Generally, people can take them when they get immigrated. A child up to under 21 years old is considered as a dependent here in Canada. But above 21 years old, the child can also be considered as a dependent if he is not financially able to support himself due to mental or physical situation.

Family members who can’t come during immigration

Unfortunately, some family members are not capable of getting immigration in Canada. This includes

  1. Parents
  2. Grandparents
  3. Brothers and sisters
  4. Uncle and anty
  5. Nephew and niece

Depended cannot come to Canada before. They must come with immigrated people or after.

Family sponsorship in Canada

People can sponsor their close relatives to stay in Canada. Canada has many family reifications programs. This allows us to sponsor close relatives. This is one of the most common scenarios in family immigration.

Who can sponsor?

People who have permanent residents and citizens of Canada can bring their families here. They can help them to become a permanent resident. The family unification program in Canada is the strong pillar of the family immigration system. The sponsor must live in Canada.

The sponsor can’t give sponsorship if he has the following problems.

  • In prison
  • Bankruptcy
  • Court order of removal
  • Take social help from the government
  • Fail to pay payment
  • Fail to pay back immigration load
  • Convicted for any crime
  • Sponsor family member in the past and fail to meet

Who can take sponsorship?

The family class sponsorship program allows immigrants to take their family members in Canada. To be capable of taking sponsorship family members must be

  1. Spouse or common-law partners
  2. Parents
  3. Defended child
  4. Grandparents
  5. Sibling

Spouses or common-law partners

Legally married partner in the country or Canda who are having in a relationship for at least one year can apply. Conjugal partners are eligible for sponsorship.

Depended child

A child of sponsored is considered aa dependent child if his or her child is under 22 years old. But a child is also considered as dependent on when she or he is dependent financially to sponsor.

The person who has a permanent resident or citizenship in Canada can sponsor parents, grandfathers, children, and siblings as well. Two options are available to sponsor relatives

  1. Orphan brother, sister, grandparents
  2. Other relatives

A person can sponsor orphan brothers, sisters, and nephews if they meet the following requirements.

  1. They are related by blood or adaptation
  2. Both mother and father died
  3. If they are under 18
  4. If they are single

A person can’t sponsor if they meet the following.

  1. If their parents are alive
  2. Their parents are in jail
  3. If their parents leave them

If someone is a permanent resident in Canada or a citizen, he can sponsor his relatives. When they arrive in Canada, he is responsible for supporting their financial issue.

Other requirements

Candian government charges fees for both sponsorship and processing in family class immigration applications. The fees are as follows.

Canadian government charges $75 as sponsorship and charges #475 as processing fees for spouses, partners, and relatives age above 22. The government costs $75 as sponsorship and $75 as processing fees for relative under 22 years old.

Furthermore, the government also takes $75 as sponsorship and $75 as processing fees. The right of permanent residents fee is $490 for both above 22 and under 22 years old. Furthermore, the sponsor’s relative needs a medical exam certificate and a police certification for the immigration process.

Reminder

Canada is one of the tot favourite places for immigration. Several people get immigrated to Canada every year. The number is also increasing. At first, People get immigrated to Canada for higher education, business, and jobs.

Next, they get permanent residents and take their family to Canada. Family immigration in Canada holds the second-largest group of immigration, and the Canadian government also gives a strong commitment to family reunification.

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