If you are seeking to be united with your family members abroad, you can make this dream a reality through its Family Class Sponsorship Class. Spouses, common-law partners, parents and grandparents, dependent children and potentially other relationships are considered under the Family Class sponsorship.
Sponsor is required to sign an undertaking to provide financial support for the sponsored person/s’ with basic requirements like food, clothing, shelter etc; from the day they enter Canada until the term of the undertaking ends. The undertaking is a contract between the sponsor and CIC that the sponsor will repay the government for any social assistance payments made to the sponsored person. Sponsor remain obligated to the undertaking agreement for the entire period of the contract, even in a change of circumstances such as marital breakdown, separation, divorce, or a financial change in circumstances.
In the case of a spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner, a sponsor is required to sign an undertaking to reimburse the federal or provincial governments from the date in which they become a permanent resident for the period of three years.
In the case of a child under the age of 19 years, of the sponsor or the spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner, the obligation commences on the day that the child becomes a permanent resident of Canada for the period of 10 years or until the child reaches the age of 25 years, whichever is earlier.
In the case of a dependent child over the age of 19 years, of the sponsor or the spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner, the obligation commences on the day that the dependent child becomes a permanent resident, for a period of three years.
In the case of parents and grandparents, the sponsorship obligation is for a period of 20 years from the date in which the member of the family class becomes a permanent resident. For all other family members, the obligation is of a duration of 10 years.