Canada Family Class Immigration
To qualify under Canada Family Class Sponsorship:
1. You, the sponsored person must be related to the sponsor and your relationship must be one of the following:
2. The Sponsored Person must have a Sponsor who:
The basic requirements to qualify for sponsorship:
In-land Spousal Sponsorship
Under normal circumstances a sponsor will be in Canada and the person being sponsored will be in their home country while their application is under consideration. In the case of in-land spousal sponsorship, a person is allowed to wait in Canada. This category only applies to spouses and common-law partners who are in Canada together with their Canadian sponsor.
Sponsorship by a Canadian Citizen Living Abroad
Another exception to the regular rule of the sponsor being in Canada and the sponsored person being abroad is that a Canadian citizen can choose to sponsor their spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, or dependent children while waiting with them in their home country. It would then be necessary to show that all parties intend to reside in Canada once the relative gains residency.