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Close relatives of a Canadian citizen or a Canadian permanent resident.

More particularly, to qualify under the Family Sponsorship category, the sponsored person(s) must be related to the Canadian sponsor in one of the following ways:

  • Spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner; or
  • Parent or grandparent; or
  • Dependent child; or
  • Orphaned, unmarried, and under 18 years of age brother, sister, nephew, niece, or grandchild; or
  • Intended adopted child under 18 years of age; or
  • One other relative, if the sponsor has no relative listed above and no relatives who are Canadian citizens or Canadian permanent residents.