Spouse & 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.