Family reunification is an important part of immigration law. And that is why family reunification in Canada allows, depending on the relationship you have with a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, to select you to the extent possible to become a permanent resident and eventually a Canadian citizen. Relationships to consider include:
- Spouses, common-law and conjugal partners;
- A dependent child, a child adopted abroad or for adoption in Canada;
- Orphaned brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, grandsons or granddaughters, under certain conditions established by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC);
- Any other member of your family, in a very specific context.
Once you have determined that you fall into one of these relationship categories, there are now certain requirements that must be met by both the sponsor and the sponsored party in order to successfully begin the sponsorship process.