Family Sponsorship in Canada for Same-Sex Partners in 2022
In addition to wishing our clients and the public a happy pride month, we also want to provide some tools and information for those who want to learn more about LGBTQ+ experiences during the immigration process. Canada is one of the most progressive countries in regard to LGBTQ+ rights, but we’ve found that the immigration process can still be difficult for many members of the community, especially when it comes to sponsorship.
Family and spousal sponsorship allow Canadian citizens to help their loved ones become permanent residents. Luckily, Canadian Immigration treats same-sex couples the same as any heterosexual couple. However, this does not mean that there are not roadblocks for same-sex spousal sponsorship applications.
Bringing your Children to Canada
Family sponsorship can create additional challenges for same-sex parents seeking to bring their children to Canada. The method by which same-sex parents may include their children on a sponsorship application can differ depending on the laws of the country one is immigrating from.
Some countries require same-sex parents to go through an adoption process prior to sponsoring their child if the non-Canadian parent gave birth or if a couple used a non-Canadian surrogate. Depending on where the adoption is completed, it can be subject to Canada’s laws on intercountry adoption. If completed outside of Canada, this does not apply.
Once the adoption process is completed, parents may bring their child to Canada through either the citizenship process or the immigration process, depending on their eligibility. If at least one parent is a Canadian citizen, the child may receive a direct grant of citizenship through the citizenship process. However, if they are not eligible for this process, a child may become a permanent resident of Canada through the immigration process.
How We Can Help
Calver Immigration Consulting Inc. will be able to assess your immigration case and give you our best professional advice to help you navigate the Canadian immigration process with your family. We assist you every step of the way, making sure that you are well informed on your application progress from start to finish.
Calver Immigration Consulting Inc. is rated Canada's number one boutique immigration consultancy. We serve clients across Canada and internationally. Our Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant has over 10 years of experience in Canadian Immigration law and over four years of experience serving those in Canada and abroad.
We can assist with applications for both temporary and permanent residency in Canada. We handle applications for study permits, permanent residency, family class sponsorship, visitor visas, work permits, and Canadian citizenship. We also handle criminal inadmissibility cases by developing remedies for refusal.
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