Determining who you can sponsor

Your brother, sister, nephew, niece or grandchild must meet all the following conditions:

  • Be related to you by blood or through an adoption process;
  • Be an orphan of their father or mother (both deceased);
  • Be under the age of 18;
  • Not have a husband, wife or de facto spouse.

You cannot sponsor a brother, sister, nephew, niece, grandson or granddaughter if:

  • One of their parents is still living;
  • No one knows where their parents are;
  • Their parents abandoned them;
  • Someone other than their parents takes care of them, where one of their parents or both parents are still alive;
  • One of their parents is in prison or in detention.

Family members who may accompany the person to be sponsored

The minor you wish to sponsor may be accompanied by his or her dependent child or children.

You must declare the family members who accompany the sponsored person in your undertaking application.



Contact the ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration

Last update: April 18, 2024


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