SPOUSE AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN
Canadian Permanent Residents and Citizens can sponsor their spouse and/ or dependent children as permanent residents
This category includes:
- Married spouse
- Common-law partner – Living together in an exclusive relationship for at least 1 year
- Conjugal partner – In exclusive relationship, but unable to stay together
- Biological and Adopted children of the above, if any
- Biological and Adopted children of the sponsor
The Applications to sponsor Spouse and dependent children are accorded the highest processing priority.
Moreover, economic capability is not a pre-requisite for sponsoring spouses and dependent children.
Adopted children may be eligible for Canadian citizenship at the outset.