Canada Immigration: Sponsor your Dependant Child for Canada PR
Canada's family sponsorship program is designed to help reunite families. If you are a Canadian citizens or permanent residents and parents of a child living abroad, you may apply to sponsor your child for Canadian PR visa.
Who is a dependent child?
To qualify for sponsorship, child must meet a dependent child's definition as per the Canadian government. Whether they are your biological children or adopted children, they'll be considered to be a dependent if they are:
- not yet married
- in a common-law relationship
- under the age of 22
Please note that children over 22 years of age will be considered a dependent only if they are suffering from any mental or physical condition preventing them from supporting themselves.
What are the sponsorship requirements for a dependent child?
Both the sponsor and the sponsored child must meet eligibility criteria to allow child to be granted a Canadian permanent residence status.
If you are a parent who wish to sponsor your child, you must:
- Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canadian
- Be living in Canada
- Age at least 18 years or above
- Not be charged with any serious offense, in prison, or declared bankrupt
- Submit the proof of your relationship with the child, like a birth or adoption certificate
What is the minimum required income for sponsoring dependent child?
All those citizens or permanent residents of Canadian who wish to sponsor their dependent children doesn't need to meet Canada's Minimum Necessary Income (MNI) requirement.
However, if dependent children being sponsored already have dependent children of their own, then the sponsoring parents must meet Canada's MNI as per the family unit size.