Spousal Sponsorship Canada

Spousal Sponsorship Canada

Spousal Sponsorship Canada is part of the Family Class Immigration Program. The Key objective of Family Class Immigration in Canada is to unite family members. 

Under the Family Class Immigration, a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent resident can sponsor their dependent children, parents, grandparents, spouse or a common-law partner to Canada. This article is primarily focused on How to do Spousal Sponsorship Application in Simple & Easy Steps. All the information is also available on the Government of Canada website but it is scattered over multiple pages whereas in this article we have attempted to summarise the information in easy to understand sections.

Sponsor Your Spouse to Canada

Our Goal


Our Law Office will leave no stone unturned to ensure your Spousal Sponsorship Application is approved.

Our Goal is Client Oriented and Client-Focused.

We stand by our clients every step of the way during the spousal sponsorship process. 

Spousal Sponsorship Canada Eligibility

Are You Eligible to Sponsor?

A person can become a Sponsor if he/she:

  • is 18 years old or above Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident;
  • will provide basic needs, such as food, clothing and shelter for sponsored persons;
  • has the means and will support sponsored persons financially; 
  • make sure that sponsored persons do not require or seek social assistance from the government; and
  • is not on Social Assistance, unless due to disability
Who Can be Sponsored to Canada

Who Can be Sponsored?

In order for a sponsorship application to be successful, the relationship between the sponsor and the sponsored person must be one of the following:

  • spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner; or
  • dependent child; or
  • Any Child or Children including adopted child; or
  • Parents, grandparents and their dependents children; or
  • 18 or under brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces and grandchildren who are orphaned; or
  • other relative, if the sponsor has no relative listed above and no relatives who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents (limited to one relative only)

Government of Canada Fees

Application Fees for Spouse or Common-Law Partner $1,040

Application Fees per Child $150

Note: Legal Fees does not include Government of Canada Application Fees

Evidence & Factors considered.

  • the circumstances and duration of the relationship
  • the wedding itself (where it was celebrated, what type of marriage, who attended)
  • did the marriage ceremony conform to the beliefs, traditions, and culture
  • evidence that spouses have lived together, how long?
  • do they have children?

Sponsorship applications must be prepared with care. At SHAIKH LAW FIRM, we take time to prepare a detailed and persuasive application that includes all relevant information & supporting evidence.


Spousal Sponsorship evidence

How to Apply for Spousal Sponsorship

Do It Yourself

You can submit your Spousal Sponsorship Application on your own. The CIC Guide online is detailed & self-explanatory. if you find the information overwhelming consider hiring a Professional.

Hire a Professional

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