You can sponsor dependent children living outside of Canada. A dependent child may be your own or those of the person you are sponsoring.

Children under 22 years of old who don’t have a spouse or a common-law partner;

A child adopted outside of Canada while you were a Canadian citizen or permanent resident stationing in Canada;

A child you plan to adopt in Canada;
Your brother or sister, nephew or niece, grandson or granddaughter, if they are orphan, under 22 years of age and don’t have a spouse or common-law partner;
Any person who you have a family relationship with if you don’t have a relative (a person who you may sponsor) who is a Canadian citizen, a registered Indian, a permanent resident.

Note: When sponsoring a biological or adopted child, you’ll have to prove that the dependent child is financially dependent on you.

Sponsorship Requirements:

Financial feasibility;

You have to provide evidence of your relationships to your dependent children;
Your children will have to take a criminal and medical examination. In case of a criminal record or a contagious illness, your children might not be allowed to enter Canada;
Your brother or sister, nephew or niece, grandson or granddaughter, if they are orphan, under 22 years of age and don’t have a spouse or common-law partner;
The medical check should be done by a physician confirmed by the Canadian government.

If you are targeting a permanent residence for your dependent children, you’ll have to undergo two stages. First, you need to apply for sponsorship and once they have their sponsorship approved and they have a dependent visa, they should apply for a permanent residence.

Although the government encourages family reunification, it is important to be precise when filling out the application. You should meet all the requirements and even a small inaccuracy can lead to a refusal. This is why it is preferable to secure the support of a legal professional who knows how to prepare documents so you have the best chance to be sponsored.

Solid Visa has long experience in processing sponsorship applications, and we know what immigration officers are looking for when reviewing sponsorship applications. We helped thousands of our clients to immigrate to Canada through family sponsorship and we can help you too!