Spousal sponsorship is a process in Canada that allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their spouse or common-law partner for permanent residency in Canada. This process is designed to help families stay together and reunite in Canada.
To be eligible to sponsor your spouse or partner, you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, at least 18 years old, and able to financially support your spouse or partner once they arrive in Canada. You must also not be in default of any previous sponsorship agreements or have been convicted of certain crimes.
Your spouse or partner must also meet certain eligibility requirements, including being at least 18 years old, being in a genuine relationship with you, and not being inadmissible to Canada for medical, criminal or other reasons.