Family Class


For many, many years, Canada has been a viewed as a land of opportunity by people all over the world. The promise of a new life has drawn people from every country on Earth to this country.


Ambitious foreign nationals look for educational, employment, or business opportunities, and many come to Canada and pursue these.  Quite often, people who have come to Canada to pursue economic interests have been able to establish themselves here and make Canada their home. Naturally, they then decide that they would like to have their families join them here. The Canadian Immigration System recognizes this, and happily, one of the key objectives of Canadian immigration is to reunite families here.



There are pathways available for sponsoring family members to become permanent residents of Canada including:

  • Spouse or partner (either “Common-law” or “Conjugal”)
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Even grandparents (though this is difficult)


These are complex application processes, and there are many requirements and regulations that must be met. However, the experts at Mansouri firm can help you determine if you could be eligible to sponsor a loved one’s application to immigrate to Canada. We can also assess the likelihood of your loved one being approved for immigration through the Family Class. Remember, not everyone will be eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada through the Family Class, but our team can give you honest advice and guidance to determine whether or not you or your loved ones are eligible for this stream.



To sponsor a family member for permanent residency in Canada, you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. This is the baseline qualification, but there are more requirements. These will vary slightly, depending on your relationship to the person you are sponsoring; please see the pages for Spousal Sponsorship and Child and Parent Sponsorship under Services for more information.



What Will I Be Responsible For in Sponsorship?

A sponsorship undertaking is a promise to provide financial support for the person you are sponsoring. This includes dependent children. While the length of sponsorship undertaking will vary depending on the family member you are sponsoring from three to twenty years, it is important to specify that the sponsorship undertaking in the Spouse or Common Law Partner in Canada Class will remain in effect for three years, even if your relationship changes. It is important to understand what you are promising to do! Mansouri Firm can make sure you understand exactly what you are signing up for.



If you meet the requirements to sponsoring a family member, you will be permitted to sponsor a number of different family members. A sponsor is financially responsible for supporting his or her relatives for prescribed periods of time (three to twenty years), and in most cases, he or she will need to prove that a minimum income level has been met and sustained. There are clear rules dictating who is considered to be a “family member”, and the team at Mansouri Firm can make sure that you understand who meets the definition.



Why Work With Us?

The experts at Mansouri Canadian Immigration Services (or Mansouri Firm) are here for you. We are dedicated and attentive. Our aim is to help you understand your options, and to guide you along the complex application process ahead.  Every case is unique, so we make sure that we understand your personal situation. We have experience with a great number of immigration programs for Canada, and we will do our best to find the right pathway for you.

The details of your application are critical. The timelines involved in this process are also very important. The assistance of the experienced immigration professionals at Mansouri Canadian Immigration Services (or Mansouri Firm) will give you the peace of mind on two fronts: First, we will ensure that you understand the best immigration program options available to you. Second, you can feel certain that your application has been completed accurately, and meets every deadline. The consequences of even minor errors and/or inattention to detail can lead to results ranging from delays to having your application rejected permanently, so let Mansouri Immigration Services (or Mansouri Firm) assist you toward achieving your specific immigration goals.