How to Get a Sponsor for Canada for Free

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.

How to Get a Sponsor for Canada for Free

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.

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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 easy to find a sponsor in Canada, as few people will sponsor you.

Canada understands the importance of family, which is why they have created the Family Sponsorship program. Through this program, Canadian citizens and permanent residents whose families live outside of Canada can bring their relatives and family members to Canada.

Who is Eligible to be a Sponsor?

Only a handful of people in Canada may sponsor you to Canada. 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 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 currently residing in Canada.
  • Have enough funds to sponsor your relative or partner. Proof of financial resources is usually required so do well to provide one.
  • Be at least 18 years and above
  • If you were previously sponsored to Canada, you are not allowed to be a sponsor.
  • If you have previously sponsored a family member and failed to meet to requirements to be a sponsor.
  • You must put in the paper an agreement to financially support your relative, or 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.
  • Show 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 cannot 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 an immigration loan and you never paid it 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 allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to bring their loved ones to Canada for a family reunion through the family sponsorship program. Eligible sponsors are able to sponsor;

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

Steps to sponsor your loved ones to Canada

  • After you meet all the requirements and show all the documents required, your next move is to apply to sponsor your loved one to Canada.
  • Visit Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website or Office and request 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 at 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
Spouses, 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

This is 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 Do I Find An Employer To Sponsor Me?

You may not have known, but 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 businesses 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 to 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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