Permanent residency

Family Sponsorship

Sponsor your Spouse, Partner or Dependent Children

You can sponsor a spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner if they are at least 18 years old and your relationship is genuine (not entered into just to get permanent residency in Canada).

Any dependent children of the spouse or partner should be listed on their application form.

In order to sponsor, you:

  • must be at least 18 years old
  • must be a Canadian citizen, person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or a permanent resident living in Canada
  • must be able to prove that you are not receiving social assistance (other than disability)
  • must be able to provide for the basic needs of the person you are sponsoring

You can’t become a sponsor if you:

  • have failed to pay an immigration loan, performance bond or family support payments
  • have failed to provide the basic needs of a previously-sponsored relative who received social assistance
  • are under a removal order
  • are in a penitentiary, jail, reformatory or prison
  • receive social assistance (other than disability)
  • are going through process of bankruptcy
  • were sponsored by a spouse/partner and became a permanent resident less than 5 years ago
  • sponsored a previous spouse/partner and 3 years have not passed since this person became a permanent resident
  • have already applied to sponsor your current spouse/partner/child and a decision has not yet been made
  • have been convicted of a violent or sexual offence, or an offence that caused bodily harm to a relative (or attempted or threatened to commit these offences)

 

Sponsor Your Parents and Grandparents

The process of sponsoring your parents or grandparents involves submitting an interest to sponsor form. If you are invited to submit a complete application, you can sponsor them to become permanent residents, however you must support them and their dependents financially and make sure they don’t require government social assistance.

In order to sponsor, you:

  • must be at least 18 years old
  • must be a Canadian citizen, person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or a permanent resident living in Canada
  • must have enough money to support the persons you want to sponsor (proof of income required)

You can’t become a sponsor if you:

  • are less than 18 years old
  • won’t live in Canada when you apply, and/or when your parents or grandparents become permanent residents
  • aren’t a Canadian citizen, person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or a a permanent resident living in Canada
  • are a temporary resident
  • applying for permanent residency (still in process)
  • don’t have sufficient income to support the persons you want to sponsor

You may not be eligible to sponsor if you:

  • are under a removal order
  • are in a penitentiary, jail, reformatory or prison
  • receive social assistance (other than disability)
  • going through process of bankruptcy
  • didn’t pay back an immigration loan, performance bond, or court-ordered family support payments
  • didn’t give the financial support you agreed to when you signed a sponsorship agreement to sponsor someone else in the past
  • have been convicted of a violent or sexual offense, or an offense that caused bodily harm to a relative (or attempted or threatened to commit these offenses)

Sponsor your Relatives

In exceptional circumstances, you might be able to sponsor certain relatives to immigrate to Canada if you:

  • are at least 18 years old
  • are a Canadian citizen, person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or a permanent resident living in Canada
  • have enough money to support the persons you want to sponsor (proof of income required)
  • ensure your relative doesn’t need social assistance

This category of sponsorship is for a sponsor who does not have any living relative who could be sponsored, and does not have any relative who is a Canadian citizen/PR/registered Indian. In this case, the Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident can then sponsor any relative regardless of age or relationship.

Sponsor your Adopted Child

There are two formal processes that you must go through when you adopt a child from another country: the adoption process and the immigration process.

The immigration process has two parts:

  • the application for sponsorship; and
  • the application for permanent residency for the child.

You can apply for citizenship on the child’s behalf after your child arrives in Canada as a permanent resident. The adoption must be finalized before citizenship can be granted.

Initial Consultation

How do i book a consultation

Please email (preferred), WhatsApp message, or call (leave detailed message) with a summary of your scenario. If we are able to assist you, we will follow up with the booking details.

Once you have a time selected, you will be asked to sign the terms and conditions, and pay for the consultation. If you are booking an in-person consultation you have the option of an e-transfer, sent ahead of the appointment. No cash or debit cards are accepted. ALL appointments must be fully paid for prior to the consultation time being reserved. Until payment is received your spot could be lost.

You will receive a confirmation email, and a link to an online meeting if your consultation is online.

If you are not able to find a convenient time for your in-person or online consultation, please contact us and we will do our best to accomodate you.

 

What to Expect

The consultation is designed to assess your eligibility for immigration streams to Canada. The Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant will advise you on possible pathways, give you ideas for increasing your score or other requirements, and assist you with creating a plan. You will not be encouraged to spend money or time on something which has a high failure rate or that you simply don’t qualify for. We pride ourselves in being 100% transparent at all times.

what techology do i need for online consultations

We use Zoom video conferencing for our consultations. This has proven to be the best experience for clients as the sound and picture quality are generally excellent. It is highly recommended that you use a good headset or microphone attached to your computer or device.

We recommend that you download the free software in advance of the meeting. Then simply click on the link in your confirmation email and join the meeting at the time of the consultation.

If the Zoom platform doesn’t work for you, or you prefer another means of communication, we are happy to work with your choice. Please let us know ahead of time.

The one-on-one initial consultation is with our immigration counsel and Director, Dianne Olsen. This meeting can be done in-person or online and involves a discussion of your personal circumstances in relation to immigrating to Canada. You will receive a breakdown of your options as well as an informed understanding of the process. We firmly believe in being completely up-front about the chances of success for any immigration plan. The consultation process is designed to provide you with a “push in the right direction” and you will never feel pressured to retain us for anything further.

If you do choose to retain us for Full Package services within 5 business days of the consultation, we will provide you with a credit for the same amount paid (C$150) and apply it to the balance of your total retainer fees.

To book a consultation, please email info@olsenimmigration.com (preferred) or call 1-778-800-9963 and provide us with a detailed description of your situation. We will then provide you with our booking link to arrange a time convenient for you.

I can highly recommend Olsen Canadian Immigration – Dianne provided a succinct and honest assessment which enabled me to make decisions without wasting time and expense exploring avenues that wouldnt have a high chance of success. Thank you!

—Dave Aitken, South Africa