How to find someone that will sponsor you to Canada

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The easiest ways for you to get free sponsorship to Canada is if you have someone with Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident who maybe your relative, spouse, conjugal partner, or child that is above 18 years living in Canada. But if you don’t have any person residing in Canada, don’t worry, there is another way out which you are going to learn from this article.

Canada is is among the most beautiful countries in the world, many people see it as a safe haven for anyone looking for a new start and greener pastures. It is also regarded as one of the most calmed countries in the world today. Every year, Canada generate more than 100,000 job for immigrants and citizens, and if you are looking for a job, you can always travel to Canada to get one.

Many immigrants go to Canada each year through different immigration programs such as sponsorship from close relatives, family members, partners, and even employers. It can be hard to get a sponsor in Canada as only few people are eligible to sponsor you to Canada.

Canada knows how importance family can be, that is one of the reason family sponsorship was established. The sponsorship program enables Canadian citizens and permanent residents who have families members living outside Canada are allowed to bring their relatives and family to Canada

People That Are Eligible to Be A Sponsor?

Some few number people in Canada are allowed to sponsor you to Canada they includes your close relatives of family members who are Canadian citizens and permanent residents living in Canada, a conjugal partner or your spouse who is a permanent resident or citizen, and by extension an Employer in Canada who wish to hire an international skilled worker who is in the express entry pool. The employer must be sure that no Canadian citizen or permanent resident can fill up the vacant position.

Requirements Needed to Become A Sponsor?

If you want to become a sponsor in Canada.

  • You have to be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident presently living in Canada.
  • Must ensure you have enough funds to sponsor your relative or partner. Proof of financial resource is usually required so do well to provide one.
  • Be at least 18 years and above
  • Someone who is previously sponsored is not permitted to be a sponsor.
  • If you once sponsored a family member but failed to meet to requirements to be a sponsor.
  • You must put in the paper an agreement to financially support your relative, partner, who you wish to bring to Canada. The agreement stretches for as long as 20 years, depending on your relationship with who you are sponsoring.
  • You must proof that they have not been in any way subject to the community or social assistance except if they are disabled.
  • If you have been convicted for a serious crime in Canada before or currently, you are not eligible to be a sponsor.
  • You are not allowed to sponsor more than one person to Canada. So if you have sponsored a relative before, or a family member, you will not be eligible again.
  • If you have received immigration loan and you never paid back, or you made a late payment, you may not be allowed to sponsor again.

Ways To Get A Sponsor in Canada

Family Sponsorship

Canada gives Canadian citizens and permanent residents the chance to bring their loved ones to Canada for a family reunion through the family sponsorship program. Permitted sponsors are able to sponsor;

  • Spouse, common-law, or conjugal partner
  • Dependent child
  • Parent
  • Grandparent

Steps to sponsor your loved ones to Canada

  • Once you meet all the requirement and provide all the documents required, the next step is to apply to sponsor your loved one to Canada.
  • Go to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website or Office and ask for a sponsorship form.
  • Fill up the form adequately, and provide correct information.
  • Pay all necessary application charges including processing fees, right of permanent residence fee, and biometrics fee. You can pay either on the IRCC website or their office.
  • Done? Mail the filled form back to IRCC and await a response.

Application Charges or Fees You Should Pay

Family Member Application Charges
Dependent Child Sponsorship Fee $80Processing Fee    $80
Spouse, Parents, GrandParents, and Relatives above the 22 years Sponsorship Fee $80Processing Fee    $480Right of Permanent Residence $495
Relatives under the age of 22 years Sponsorship Fee $80Processing Fee    $80Right of Permanent Residence $495

Employment Sponsorship

Another great way to get sponsorship to Canada if you have no relatives in Canada. And I am going to show you the best ways to go about it. Canadian employers and companies are allowed to hire international workers when they are short of workers, and if there are no Canadian citizens or permanent residents who can fill that position.

The hard task here is finding a Canadian employer willing to hire you because the certificate from your country may not have value in Canada or at least to the employer. Read on to know how to get an employer to sponsor you.

How to Find An Employer To Sponsor You?

If you don’t know, there are many Canadian employers out there even in your country who are currently recruiting foreign workers. You just have to look in the right place. Find a Canadian embassy in your home country, visit them and enquire if there are current business recruiting foreign workers, or if there are job fairs currently being held by businesses based in Canada for your region.

Some universities in your home country may also hold career fairs every now and then which may include Canadian companies. So, try to enquire if any fall in your degree program.

There are also companies and specific programs in Canada through which Canadian employers can hire newcomers or foreign workers in Canada. So, to connect with your potential Canadian employer who will most likely sponsor you, you should apply with these programs.

Programs that Connect You With Potential Employers

  • Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants Program
  • Federal Internship for Newcomers Program
  • Canadian Immigrant Fair

Companies that Connect You With Potential Employers 

  • Hire Immigrants
  • Immigrant Employment Council of BC
  • MOSAIC Employment Services: Career & Job Fair
  • S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
  • MentorConnect
  • Canada’s Best Diversity Employers

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