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Do I Really Need to Hire an Immigration Lawyer or a Consultant

Do I Really Need to Hire an Immigration Lawyer or a Consultant

Do You Want to Immigrate to Canada in 2019

Canada is one of the most popular countries that individuals dream of immigrating to. This is due to the exceptional work and education opportunities that Canada has to offer. Furthermore, the multiculturalism in Canada is also one of the primary reasons that drives one’s desire to immigrate. While many people are thinking about immigrating to Canada, they may also be considering about seeking help from an immigration lawyer or a consultant. Well, here comes the most important question: is hiring an immigration lawyer of a consultant necessary? In this blog, we will break down the advantages of hiring an immigration lawyer or a consultant.

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Live With Your Dependent Child in Canada

Live With Your Dependent Child in Canada

Live With Your Dependent Child in Canada

It is everyone’s wish to spend their life close to their family, and especially every parent’s wish to spend their lives close enough to their children, to watch them grow and succeed into adults. The Canadian government recognizes this wish, and has created a group of family class sponsorship programs, to help family members reunite. Particularly, they recognize the dire need for parents to be able to reunite with their children, especially if they are still dependents, therefore, this program is given high priority among the family class sponsorship programs. In this article, I will discuss the process of sponsoring a child to come to Canada.

First Step: Ensure You Are an Eligible Sponsor

To be eligible to sponsor anyone to come to Canada, you must meet the requirements of an eligible sponsor. This means, you must be a permanent resident of Canada and at least 18 years of age. Also, you must be financially stable enough to support your child for the length of the undertaking you have committed to by sponsoring your child. There is no low income cut-off (LICO) level you must meet to be eligible to sponsor and dependent child, unless the dependent child also has children of their own. Though, as a sponsor, you have committed to a 10 year undertaking, or, you have agreed to support the child’s basic needs until they turn 25, whichever comes first. To be completely clear, taking on an undertaking means you have agreed to pay for your child’s basic necessities while they are in Canada. This means providing food, water, shelter, and health care which is not publicly provided such as dental and eye care. Additionally, you are responsible for ensuring the child does not receive social assistance while they are in Canada, or, receive any fines which go unpaid from Canadian government authorities. Therefore, ultimately, the financial requirement states you must be financially stable enough to support another human, though; there is no official LICO requirement.

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About Family Class Sponsorships

About Family Class Sponsorships

About Family-Class Sponsorship

Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada with family overseas who you wish you could be closer to? Do you and your family wish to reunite and live together in one place? The Canadian government recognized oftentimes many families are separated against their wishes, and works to help reunite these families whenever possible. Therefore, there is the family class sponsorship program which allows Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada to sponsor their loved ones who are living overseas, to allow them to come to Canada as permanent residents. This blog will aim to break down the different streams of family class sponsorship, and explain the process submitting this type of application.

 

Who Can I Sponsor Under the Family Class Sponsorship Program?

As the name suggest, the family class sponsorship stream allows you to sponsor members of your immediate family, if you are a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen. The relatives you may sponsor are as follows.

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How to Sponsor your Dependent Child to Canada

How to Sponsor your Dependent Child to Canada

Steps to Sponsor your Dependent Child to Canada

Before you can sponsor your dependent child to Canada, there are several different factors that you need to consider. Some important factors include your eligibility to sponsor and the type of dependent children that are eligible. The most important factor is whether or not you can sponsor your dependent child and if you are eligible to; if you are not, then you will not be able to sponsor, unfortunately. Furthermore, you must also ensure that your dependent child is of an appropriate age in order to proceed with a child sponsorship. In this article, I will explain the eligibility requirements for child sponsorship, the type of dependent children that are eligible for child sponsorship, the documents needed for the application and more.

Eligibility to Sponsor your Dependent child

As aforementioned, this is the most important factor of a child sponsorship application. The reason being is because the sponsor must be able to provide evidence and prove to Immigration Canada that they are eligible and financially able to sponsor their dependent child. There are certain requirements that need to be considered prior to applying to sponsor your dependent child. In order to sponsor your dependent child, the sponsor must:

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Basic Steps to Sponsoring Spouse or Partner to Canada

Basic Steps to Sponsoring Spouse or Partner to Canada

Basic Steps to Sponsoring

Sponsoring a spouse, common law or conjugal partner or dependent child to Canada is not an easy process therefore knowing the basic steps to apply will help the sponsor and principal applicant throughout the application process. This article will discuss what who can and cannot be sponsor and what steps you need to take to get your application started.

Who can be a Sponsor?

You can become a sponsor if you

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