Canada rarely finds it advantageous or desirable to separate parents from their dependent children. While for the most part individuals entering Canada have the right to bring their children, there have been instances where children have experienced problems with their own visas. This can be a scary and stressful situation.
Let CIP help. We can help you take advantage of the Dependent Child Sponsorship, facilitating your child’s ability to come to Canada with you. We’ll also help you get your child into the Canadian education system so he or she may continue his or her schooling.
The Dependent Child Sponsorship Program
Dependent children, both natural and adopted, may be sponsored to live with their parent(s) as permanent residents in Canada. The child sponsorship program is a subsection of the Family Class of immigration.
In order to be eligible for this program, both the Canadian citizen or permanent resident (also called the ‘sponsor’) and their child abroad (the ‘sponsored person’) must be approved by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in order for the sponsored person to receive a visa.
To receive a visa through this immigration program, the sponsor and the sponsored person will be required to prove their relationship to one another. Individuals whose adoption proceedings are in the final phases of processing may begin sponsoring their child before the adoption has been finalized. Be sure to read the specific requirements for the program, as well as some additional general requirementsfor Canadian sponsorship.
Children sponsored through the Family Class of immigration receive Canadian permanent residence. This includes the right to study and work in Canada.
Keep your family together and keep it strong.
Whether you need to immigrate with one child or six, CIP is here to help. Don’t delay or complicate the process of immigration by attempting to navigate these programs yourself. Contact us instead. We’re experts who are ready to help you and your family navigate the Canadian immigration process.