Canadian government and immigration laws has always respected the loving bond that families share and has always tried to prioritize the process of unification of families of Canadian citizens and residents. Sponsorship programs are currently falling behind due to large accumulation of foregoing applications. The Canadian government has introduced Super-visa in order to supplement the sponsorship program so that family members of Canadian residents could come and visit them.
The process for sponsoring a family member is a two-step process. One is the Sponsorship Application, the Second being the Permanent Residency Application. The Sponsorship is initiated by the sponsor and at the same time, the Permanent Residency application is initiated by the family member being sponsored.
Relations to sponsor
Person being sponsored can be a spouse if they are legally married to sponsor and the marriage is legitimate.
Common-law partner can either be the person of opposite sex or the same sex, if sponsor and individual being sponsored have been living together in a conjugal relationship for at least one year period that has not been interrupted they are called common law partners. They still might need to prove will need prove that they have a combined household responsibility.
This category is for partners, either of the opposite sex or same sex, in exceptional circumstances beyond their control that prevent them from living together and therefore cannot qualifying as common-law partners or spouses
A son or daughter is dependent when the child is 21 and younger and does not have a spouse or common-law partner is older than 21 and depended substantially on the financial support of a parent since before the age of 22 because of a physical or mental condition.
Parents and Grandparents
father, mother, grandfather or grandmother
brother, sister, nephew, niece, grandson or granddaughter, who are orphaned, under the age of 18, and not married or in a common-law relationship
only Lonely Canadians are eligible to sponsor have no other family living in Canada)