Family Sponsorship is Canada’s immigration program dedicated to bringing families together. Sponsor is a family member (partner or a parent) who is a permanent resident of Canada and this visa is intended for their spouse or de facto partner and their children who are not permanent residents.
The Government of Quebec has special regulation for family visas which, under the same stream, allows not only previously mentioned sponsorships, but also sponsorships of a brother, sister and other close relatives.
If you are a permanent resident of Canada and your family lives in another country, family visa allows your family members to come to Canada, live with you and to work or study. This visa gives them permanent residence in Canada. You can apply for family visa and permanent residence for your family members even if they are living with you in Canada temporarily. During this process your partner can also apply for Open Work Permit. If you fulfill all other conditions after certain period of time you can apply for Canadian citizenship.
This visa allows you to stay permanently in Canada.
Application for family visa consists of two parts:
For a partner visa, both applications are being sent at the same time to Canada’s Home Affairs service.
Visa fee for family visa application is 1.125CAD for a partner and 235CAD per child. The average processing time is around 12 months.