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Other Relatives Sponsorship

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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.