One easy way to get free sponsorship to Canada is if you have a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is either your relative, spouse, significant other, or child who is over 18 and living in Canada.
And if you don’t have anyone in Canada, don’t fret because there is another way, which we will explain at one point in this article.
Canada is one of the best and most beautiful countries in the world and is considered by many as a safe haven for those looking for a fresh start and greener pastures.
It is also one of the most peaceful countries in the world today. Every year Canada creates over 100,000 job openings for immigrants and citizens, and if you find a job, you can always move to Canada to get one.
Thousands of immigrants move to Canada every year through various immigration programs, including sponsorship from close relatives, family members, partners, and even employers. It is not that easy to find a sponsor in Canada, as there are only a few people who can sponsor you.
Canada understands the importance of family, which is why they created the Family Sponsorship program.
This program allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents whose family lives outside of Canada to bring their relatives and family members to Canada.
Who Is Eligible For Sponsorship?
Only a handful of people in Canada are eligible to bring you to Canada as a sponsor. These include close relatives of family members who are Canadian citizens and permanent residents, a spouse or your spouse who is a permanent resident or Canadian citizen, and an employer in Canada who wishes to hire an international professional who is in the Express Entry pool. However, the employer must first ensure that no Canadian citizen or permanent resident can fill the vacancy.
What are the requirements to become a sponsor?
To become a sponsor in Canada
You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
You must have sufficient financial resources to sponsor your relative or partner. Proof of financial resources is usually required, so you should provide it.
You must be at least 18 years of age and older.
If you have been sponsored in Canada before, you are not allowed to be a sponsor.
If you have previously sponsored a family member and do not meet the requirements for sponsorship.
You must put pen to paper on a financial sponsorship agreement for your relative or partner you wish to bring to Canada. The agreement is valid for up to 20 years, depending on your relationship with the person you are sponsoring.
Provide proof that they have not been on community or social assistance in any way unless they are disabled.
If you have been previously convicted or are currently being convicted of a serious crime in Canada, you are not eligible to be a sponsor.
You cannot sponsor more than one person to Canada. So if you have sponsored a relative or family member before, you are no longer eligible.
If you received an immigration loan that you never paid back, or if you made a late payment, you may not be allowed to sponsor again.
Ways to find a sponsor in Canada
Canada allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to bring their dependents to Canada under the Family Sponsorship Program to enable family reunification. Eligible sponsors may sponsor the following individuals;
Spouse, common-law spouse or common-law partner
Steps to sponsor your dependents in Canada
If you meet all the requirements and can provide all the necessary documents, the next step is to apply for your dependents to enter Canada.
Visit the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website or office and request a sponsorship form.
Fill out the form properly and provide correct information.
Pay all required application fees, including processing fees, right of permanent residence fee, and biometric fee. You can pay either on the IRCC website or at the office.
Are you ready? Return the completed form to IRCC and wait for a response.
Application fees or charges you should pay
Family member application fees
Dependent child sponsorship fee $80Processing fee $80.
Spouse, parents, grandparents, and relatives over 22 years of age sponsorship fee $80processing fee $480Right of permanent residence $495
Relatives under 22 years of age Sponsorship fee $80Processing fee $80Right of permanent residence $495
This is another great way to get a sponsorship to Canada if you don’t have relatives in Canada. I will show you the best way to go about this. Canadian employers and companies are allowed to hire international workers if they do not have enough workers and if there are no Canadian citizens or permanent residents to fill the position.
The difficulty is finding a Canadian employer willing to hire you because the credential from your country has no value in Canada or at least to the employer. Read on to learn how to get an employer to sponsor you.
How Do I Find An Employer To Sponsor Me?
You may not have known it, but there are many Canadian employers, even in your country, who are currently hiring foreign workers. You just need to look in the right place.
Locate a Canadian embassy in your home country, visit them and find out if any companies are currently hiring foreign workers or if there are job fairs being held in your area by companies based in Canada.
Also, some universities in your home country host career fairs from time to time, and Canadian companies may participate. So inquire if such fairs fall within your program of study.
There are also companies and special programs in Canada through which Canadian employers can hire newcomers or foreign workers in Canada. So to get in touch with your potential Canadian employer who will most likely sponsor you, you should apply to these programs.
Programs that will connect you with potential employers include.
Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants Program
Federal Internship for Newcomers Program
Canadian Immigrant Fair
Companies that match you with potential employers
Council for the employment of immigrants in BC
MOSAIC Employment Services: Career and Job Fair
Canada’s Best Diversity Employers