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You may be able to sponsor Spouses or Common-Law Partners who want to become Permanent Resident of Canada if they live outside of Canada or if they live in Canada with you and have Legal Immigration Status; for example Temporary Worker or Visitor. In addition to Spouses or Common-Law Partners, there are a number of relationships that qualify for Family Class Sponsorship, including Parents, Grandparents, Dependent Children, and Potentially other relationships under certain Provincial Family Class Sponsorship Programs. For Parents and Grandparents, there is also the Super Visa program.
You, as the sponsor, must meet certain eligibility criteria, and the people you sponsor must also meet some eligibility factors.
Spouse – You are a spouse if you are married to your sponsor and your marriage is legally valid.
Common-law partner – You are a common-law partner, either of the opposite sex or same sex, if: you have been living together in a conjugal relationship for at least one year in a continuous 12-month period that was not interrupted. You will need proof that you and your common-law partner have combined your affairs and set up a household
Conjugal partner – This category is for partners, either of the opposite sex or same sex, in exceptional circumstances beyond their control that prevent them from living together and therefore cannot qualifying as common-law partners or spouses.
Dependent children – A son or daughter is dependent when the child: