CIC will accept 10,000 new and complete applications for intake.
For Family Sponsorship purposes, a dependent child means a child who is:
The sponsor must be able to demonstrate the financial ability to provide for the essential needs of the Family Class applicant and dependents (sponsored family members).
The financial ability requirements may not apply where the sponsored individual is a spouse and/or one or more dependent children.
The sponsor is obliged to enter into a sponsorship agreement with the sponsored family member(s). By signing this agreement, the sponsor agrees to provide for the essential needs of the sponsored family member(s).
The length of the sponsorship process varies depending on the Visa Office to which the Family Class application is submitted. Sponsorship cases are processed on a priority at all Visa Offices.