Are you looking to sponsor your family members for immigration to Canada?

Pax Law can help you with your family sponsorship to Canada, enabling your relatives to live, study and work in Canada. Applying for immigration to Canada can be complicated, time-consuming and overwhelming, and our immigration specialists are here to advise you, every step of the way. The Sponsorship Class was created by the Canadian government to help reunite families whenever possible.  Allows Canadian citizens or permanent residents to sponsor certain close family members to immigrate to Canada.

Bringing families together is an important part of our services. We can help you formulate a winning strategy, gather and review your supporting documentation, prepare you for requested interviews, and provide expert submissions to support your application. We can also communicate with immigration officials and government departments.  Reducing your risk of wasted time and money, or even permanent rejection.

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When you immigrate to Canada, you may not want to be alone. With the Spousal and Family Sponsorship Class, you don’t have to. This Sponsorship Class was created by the Canadian government, to help reunite families whenever possible. If you are a permanent resident or Canadian citizen, you could qualify to sponsor certain members of your family to join you in Canada as permanent residents.

There are several categories that can help unite you and your loved ones.

Sponsor your spouse, common-law partner or dependent children, parents, grand parents, relatives, adopted child and help partners who are experiencing abuse

You may apply to sponsor your spouse, child, common-law partner of the same or opposite sex if you meet the following requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or older;
  • You must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or a person registered as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act, (if you are a Canadian citizen living outside Canada, you must show that you plan to live in Canada when the person you sponsored becomes a permanent resident and you cannot sponsor someone if you are a permanent resident living outside Canada.);
  • You must be able to prove that you are not receiving social assistance for reasons other than a disability;
  • You must make sure that they don’t need social assistance from the government; and
  • You must be able to prove that you can provide the basic needs of any person you are sponsoring

Factors Disqualifies You as a Sponsor

You may not be able to sponsor a parent or grandparent under the family sponsorship programs if you:

  • Are receiving social assistance. The only exception is if it is disability assistance;
  • Have a history of defaulting an undertaking. If you have sponsored a family member, spouse, or dependent child in the past and you did not meet the required financial obligation, you may not be eligible to sponsor again. The same applies if you have failed to pay family or child support;
  • Are an undischarged bankrupt;
  • Have been convicted of a criminal offence that involves harming a relative; and
  • Are under a removal order
  • The IRCC will perform thorough background checks to ensure you do not possess any of these factors that disqualify you as a sponsor.

Why Pax Law Immigration Lawyers ?

Immigration is a complex process that requires strong legal strategy, precise paperwork and perfect attention to detail. We have experience dealing with immigration officials and government departments, reducing the risk of wasted time, money or permanent rejection.

Immigration lawyers at Pax Law Corporation dedicate themselves to your immigration case. We provide legal representation tailored to your personal situation.

Book a personal consultation to speak with an immigration lawyer either in person, over the telephone, or through a video conference.

FAQ

How much does it cost to sponsor a family member in Canada?

The government fee for a spousal sponsorship is $1080 in 2022.

If you want to retain Pax Law to do the legal work for you and make the process easier, the legal fee for Pax Law’s services including all government fees will be $7500 + taxes.

Do you need a lawyer for spousal sponsorship in Canada?

You are not required to retain a lawyer to help you with your spousal sponsorship application. However, your immigration lawyer can prepare a thorough application for you to make the decision-making process easier for the immigration officer, reduce the chances of refusals, and reduce the possibility of lengthy delays.

How much does a Canadian immigration lawyer cost?

Immigration lawyers will charge between $250 – $750 an hour. Depending on the scope of work required, your lawyer may agree to a fixed fee arrangement.

How can I get family sponsorship in Canada?

There are three different categories of family sponsorship in Canada. The three categories are adopted children and other relatives (under the humanitarian and compassionate grounds), spousal sponsorship, and the sponsorship of parents and grandparents.

How long does family sponsorship take in Canada?

In November 2022, the wait time for spousal sponsorship applications is approximately 2 years.

Can I bring my brother to Canada permanently?

You do not have a default right to bring siblings to Canada unless there are humanitarian and compassionate grounds available to you to argue that you should be allowed to sponsor your brother or sister to come to Canada.

How much income do I need to sponsor my spouse in Canada?

The number depends on the size of your family and the income needs to be shown for the three tax years before the day you apply for spousal sponsorship. For a family of 2 in 2021, the number was $32,898.

You can see the full table at the below link:
– https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=1445&top=14

How long are you responsible for someone you sponsor in Canada?

You are financially responsible for someone you sponsor to get permanent residence in Canada for three years after they have received their permanent resident status in Canada.

What is the fee for sponsoring a spouse to Canada?

The government fee for a spousal sponsorship is $1080 in 2022.

If you want to retain Pax Law to do the legal work for you and make the process easier, the legal fee for Pax Law’s services including all government fees will be $7500 + taxes.

Can my sponsor cancel my PR?

If you have Canadian permanent residence, your sponsor cannot take away your permanent resident status.

If you are in the process of obtaining PR, the sponsor may be able to stop the process. However, there may be exceptions (based on humanitarian and compassionate grounds) for unusual cases such as domestic abuse cases.

What is first stage approval spousal sponsorship?

The first stage approval means that the sponsor has been approved as an individual who meets the criteria for being a sponsor under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations.

Can I leave Canada while waiting for spousal sponsorship?

You can always leave Canada. However, you need a valid visa in order to return to Canada. Leaving Canada will not hurt your spousal sponsorship application.