In regards to Family Class Sponsorship, a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident can sponsor a foreign national to whom they are legally married, in a common-law or a conjugal relationship. Same sex spouses and partners are also recognized and eligible under Canadian Immigration Law. Eligible Canadians can sponsor their spouse or partner living with them in Canada or outside the country to become Permanent Residents. Spousal Sponsorship is one of the programs under Family Sponsorship and requires both the ‘Sponsor’ and ‘Sponsored Person’ to be approved by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in order for the sponsored person to receive Canadian permanent residence.

Who can be a SPONSOR:
A Canadian PR/Citizen can successfully sponsor their spouse if they are:
  • At least 18 year or older in age
  • You’re a Canadian citizen, a Permanent Resident of Canada, or a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act.
  • Able to prove that they are not receiving social assistance for any reason other than a Disability
  • Can provide for the basic needs of the person they want to sponsor
  • If the Sponsor is a Canadian citizen living outside Canada, they must show that they plan to live in Canada when their spouse or partner becomes a permanent resident. Permanent Residents cannot sponsor from outside Canada.
Sponsor Income Requirements:
In the majority of spousal sponsorships, there isn’t an income requirement to sponsor your Spouse or Partner. You only need to show that you have enough money to meet the income requirements if:
  • You’re sponsoring a dependent child that has 1 or more dependent children of their own, or
  • You’re sponsoring a spouse or partner that has a dependent child, and their dependent child has 1 or more children of their own. (Grand Children)
Federal Income Table, 2018
Size of Family Unit Minimum Necessary Income
1 Person (The Sponsor) $26,426
2 Person $32,898
3 Person $40,444
4 Person $49,106
5 Person $55,694
6 Person $62,814
7 Person $69,934
More than 7 Persons, for each additional person add: $7,120
Who can be Sponsored?
You can sponsor your spouse/partner living Inside/Outside Canada if:
  • Sponsored person is at least 18 year or older is age
  • If your marriage is a legally valid civil marriage
  • Opposite and same-gender marriages can be be recognized for Immigration Purposes, where the marriage:
  • was legally performed in Canada, or
  • If performed outside of Canada, the marriage must be legally recognized in the country where it took place and in Canada
  • Immigration Canada no longer recognizes marriages performed outside of Canada by proxy, telephone, fax, Internet and other forms of marriage where one or both persons were not physically present at the ceremony
  • Must not be Inadmissible to Canada on the ground of Medical, Criminality or other Inadmissibility.
Why CanKo?
Even if you are recently married or about to get married, IRCC undergoes a full in-depth investigation and analysis of your Application, Relationship & Marriage and all other supporting documentation. The application for Spousal Sponsorship includes various Forms, Procedures and Extensive Documentation, including a variety of data to prove your ongoing relationship with your Spouse including Photographs, Bills, Marriage Certificates, Family Bonding Proofs etc. CanKo Immigration can take care of successfully helping you reunite with your Spouse in Canada:
  • Extensive Experience in handling different spousal/common law partner cases
  • Licensed, Qualified and Expert Assistance from RCIC (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant)
  • Step by Step guidance and recommendations to safeguard the decision of Sponsorship
  • Help in collecting all support data; Municipal Marriage Certificates, Eligible Photographs, Family Bonding Documents, Social Media Communication Documents etc
  • ‘In Depth-Assessment’ and Analysis from Case to Case situations

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