Sponsor your spouse, partner or dependent children
If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, you can sponsor your:
- common-law or conjugal partner, or
- dependent children
to immigrate to Canada. If you sponsor a family member to immigrate to Canada, you must provide proof that you can:
- meet basic needs—such as food, clothing and shelter—for yourself and your family,
- support your relative financially and
- make sure your spouse or relative does not need to ask for financial help from the government.