Family Class Immigration and Spousal Sponsorship


Family Class Immigration

The Family class enables Canadian citizens and Permanent residents to sponsor family members to unite, and live in Canada. The minimum income requirement (LICO) does not apply to sponsorship of a spouse or common-law partner or to any dependent children who have no children of their own.

For all immigration purposes, the following are considered as part of the Family Class;
(a) A spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner (Same and Opposite Sex)

(b) A dependent child of the sponsor

(c) The sponsor's parents

(d) The sponsor's great parents

(e) A person whose parents are deceased, who is under 18 years of age, who is not a spouse or common-law partner and who is (i) a child of the sponsor's mother or father (ii) a child of a child of the sponsor's mother or father, or (iii) a child of the sponsor's child (iv) adopted child


Spouses may be sponsored either from within Canada or outside, through the Canadian Visa Post in their region. You may contact our office for consultation as to which option would be appropriate and time effective for you and your spouse.



Lani Gozlan

Immigration Lawyer in Toronto, Ontario, Canada