PARENTS AND OTHER RELATIVES

This category of the Family Class applications includes the following relatives:

  • Parents. [Consider Super Visa]
  • Grandparents
  • Brothers/ sisters – who meet certain criteria (under 18 years of age and not married or in a common-law relationship)
  • nephews or nieces, granddaughters or grandsons – who meet certain criteria (are orphaned, under 18 years of age and not married or in a common-law relationship)
  • another relative of any age or relationship – who meet certain criteria (the sponsor does not have a living spouse or common-law partner, conjugal partner, a son or daughter, parent, grandparent, sibling, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece who could be sponsored as a member of the family class, and does not have any relative who is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident)

 Other relatives, such as brothers and sisters over 18, or adult independent children cannot be sponsored.

The Application process for Parents and Grandparents to be sponsored has seen many changes in recent years and is very demanding.