You can sponsor a person as your spouse if that person is of the opposite or same sex, sixteen (16) years of age or older and married to you. The marriage must be legally recognized in the country where it took place and in Canada.
You can sponsor a person as your common-law partner if that person is of the opposite or same sex, has cohabited in a conjugal relationship with you for a period of at least one (1) year and is still cohabiting with you.
You can sponsor a person as a conjugal partner if that person is residing outside Canada and you have maintained with this person a conjugal relationship for at least one (1) year, but you have not cohabited with him or her for at least twelve (12) continuous months. In order for a conjugal partner sponsorship to be approved, it will be necessary to demonstrate why the couple is unable to be legally married and why the couple is unable to reside together for at least twelve (12) continuous months. Note: Once the sponsorship Application is submitted, the immigrant should not enter Canada as a visitor during the processing of the Application. If your sponsorship is successful, your conjugal partner becomes a permanent resident of Canada but cannot exercise any rights or privileges associated with common-law status until you have cohabited for at least one (1) year.
You can sponsor a person as a dependent child if that person is under age twenty-two (22) or over age twenty-two (22) and mentally or physically disabled and financially dependent on his/her parent(s).
You cannot sponsor a person as your spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner if:
Further, you cannot sponsor a person as your spouse if:
You may be eligible to sponsor if:
There is no minimum income that you must earn in order to be eligible to sponsor.
Please Note: Once you submit your completed Online Assessment Questionnaire, you should immediately receive an e-mail, confirming the personal data you supplied. If you do not receive such an e-mail, you likely provided an invalid e-mail address, in which case you are asked to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide an alternate e-mail address that we may use to contact you.
Section 1 - General Details of Sponsor and Applicant