It is an immigration law that allows immigrants or Canadian citizens who have already settled in Canada to invite their families, and invitee must meet certain eligibility requirements.

Sponsorship

Requirements
  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You can provide for the basic needs of any persons you want to sponsor
  • You are able to prove that you are not receiving social assistance for reasons other than a disability

Who you can sponsor

  • Your spouse: at least 18 years old who is legally married to you
  • Your common-law partner: at least 18 years old who has been living with you for at least 12 consecutive months
  • Dependent children: under 22 years old who don’t have a spouse or common law partner
  • Your parents and grandparents

Your spouse / common-law partner

Apply in Canada or outside of Canada if you are Canadian citizen

(In-Canada application: your spouse or common-law partner will be eligible to apply to IRCC for open work permit while waiting for PR)


Apply in Canada only if you are permanent residence in Canada


If you or your spouse/common-law partner have children, you must to submit proof of funds for persons of your family



Dependent children

  • Children under 22 years old who don’t have a spouse or common law partner; or
  • Children 22 years old or older if they are unable to financially support themselves because of a mental or physical condition

Minimum Necessary Income Table


Total number of persons you would be responsible for Minimum income required
2$31,061
3$38,185
4$46,362
5$52,583
6$59,304
7$66,027
If more than 7 persons, for each additional person, add:$6,723

Parents and Grandparents

"first-in, first-served" model starting in 2019 in-take cycle

  • Proof of the income requirements for each of the 3 taxation years right before the date of your application
  • Length of undertaking: 20 years



Minimum Necessary Income Table (2019)


Total number of persons you would be responsible for 2018 2017 2016
2$40,379$39,813$39,372
3$49,641$48,945$48,404
4$60,271$59,426$58,768
5$68,358$67,400$66,654
6$77,095$76,015$75,174
7$85,835$84,631$83,695
If more than 7 persons, for each additional person, add:$8,740$8,616$8,521