Family Sponsorship Visa

Family Sponsorship Visa

The Family Categories of immigration are aimed at bringing families together. There are effectively two different types of family programs; those offered by the Federal Government, and those offered under Provincial Nominee Programs by the government of Manitoba.


The Family Category is aimed at bringing families together. The program supports:

  • Spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner

  • Dependent children

  • your father, mother, grandfather or grandmother

  • your orphaned brother, sister, nephew, niece, grandson or granddaughter, who is under the age of 18, and not married or in a common-law relationship

  • a child you plan to adopt (international adoption)

To be able to Sponsor a family member, the sponsoring individual must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or Canadian permanent resident,

  • must demonstrate the financial ability to provide the Family Sponsorship Immigrant and dependents with their essential needs (should they be unable to provide for themselves,

  • enter into an agreement with the Government of Canada, whereby he or she agrees to provide the essential needs for a prescribed period of time; Physical residency in Canada; or

  • for Canadian citizens sponsoring a spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, or dependent child, a demonstrated intention to reside in Canada by the time the Sponsored family member lands in Canada as a permanent resident.

  • be at least 18 years old; not in prison; not bankrupt; not under a removal order if a permanent resident; and not charged with a serious offence.



Here is some info on Manitoba's Family Category Immigration Program

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