Other Relatives Sponsorship
You can sponsor other relatives besides your immediate family members under certain circumstances
You can sponsor:
- Your brother, sister, nephew, niece, grandson or granddaughter, who are orphaned, under the age of 18, and not married or in a common-law relationship.
- Another relative if you do not have a spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner, or one of the following living relatives below (excluding the person you wish to sponsor) which you could sponsor instead:
- A child
- A Mother or Father
- Brother or Sister
- Uncle or Aunt
- Nephew or Niece
You do not have any of the relatives mentioned above who:
- Is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, Indian (Native, registered under the Indian Act)
- Have an application for permanent residence that is being currently processed.
You can sponsor if you are:
- At least 18 years of age
- A Canadian permanent resident living in Canada or a Canadian citizen
- Not in prison, bankrupt, under a removal order (if a permanent resident) or charged with a serious offence.