Who is it for?

Foreign children of Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Dependent children may be up to 21 years of age, inclusive.


How does it work?

IRCC receives applications on an ongoing basis – there are no set intake periods or limits to applications received. Eligibility is determined by the familial relationship between the sponsor and sponsored person.


What’s the advantage?

Allows families to stay together, a central tenet of Canada’s immigration commitment.


How much does it cost?

Fees amount to $1,050, divided into a sponsorship fee ($75), principal applicant processing fee ($475) and right of permanent residence fee ($500).


How long does it take?

Processing times depend on where you are applying from. See here for details.


Other considerations

Adopted children may eligible.


Where can I learn more?

IRCC provides a resource for downloading checklists and forms for this program.

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