Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor the spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, or dependent child (including adopted children) in order to become Canadian permanent residents.
As a permanent resident, Canada allows you to live, study and work in Canada. Sponsoring a relative to Canada to become a permanent resident means you will be responsible for financial support once he or she arrives. You must ensure that your relative or spouse does not require financial assistance from the government. Family sponsorship applicants do not need to meet the points system or the discretionary selection criteria as used for other categories.
Two different methods can be used to sponsor your family in the family class. The first process is for your spouse, common-law partner, or dependent children. You can also sponsor eligible relatives by filling out another application.