Navigating the Sponsorship Process for Your Loved Ones: Part 2

Welcome back to our series on sponsoring your spouse, partner, or child to immigrate to Canada! In Part 1 (Immigrate to Canada: A Comprehensive Guide – Guide Me Immigration), we covered eligibility criteria and who you can sponsor. Now, let’s dive into the application process and what happens afterward.

How to Apply: All applications must be submitted online. If you require alternative formats due to disabilities, accommodations can be made upon request.

The sponsorship process involves two main applications:

  1. Sponsorship Application: As the sponsor, you and the sponsoring person will fill out forms and digitally sign them.
  2. Permanent Residence Application: Your spouse, partner, or child must apply for permanent residence by filling out the required forms and providing the necessary documentation.

Additional steps for those living in Quebec involve complying with provincial immigration requirements.

Steps to Sponsor:

  1. Apply to Sponsor: Download and complete the application package, including necessary forms and documents. Pay attention to the instruction guide and ensure all required information is provided.
  2. Assist with Applicant’s Application: If you’re assisting your family members with their application or need access to their information, permission and specific forms are required.
  3. Pay Application Fees: Pay online for processing fees, biometrics, and any applicable third-party fees.
  4. Submit Additional Information: During processing, expect requests for medical exams, police certificates, biometrics, and other documentation as needed.
  5. Submit Online Application: Before submitting your application online, ensure all questions are answered and the required documents are uploaded.
  6. Track and Update Application: Monitor the status of your application online, update information as necessary, and stay informed about processing times.

What Happens Next: Once submitted, applications undergo thorough review. Acknowledgment of receipt (AOR) confirms receipt of your application and marks the beginning of processing. Processing times may vary based on complexity and volume.

Important Reminders:

  • Keep contact information and application details updated to avoid processing delays.
  • Ensure all required documents are provided promptly upon request.
  • Understand the implications if your sponsorship application is refused or you choose to withdraw it.

Conclusion: Sponsoring your loved ones to immigrate to Canada involves a detailed process, but careful preparation and guidance can lead to a successful outcome. Stay informed, stay engaged, and let us help you navigate this journey seamlessly.

For more information and assistance, visit Home – Guide Me (

You can also check the post-Blog – Guide Me Immigration, part 3 of the sponsorship for spouse, partner, and child. It explains how to prepare for arrival and offers options for an open work permit in Canada.

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