Can I sponsor my child or my spouse or partner’s child?

3. Learn about the financial responsibilities of a sponsor

When you sponsor someone to become a , you have to sign an agreement with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This agreement is called a sponsorship undertaking. It says that you'll support that person financially for a certain period of time after they arrive in Canada.

When you sign the agreement, you agree to make sure the sponsored person's basic needs are met. This means making sure they have things like housing, food, and clothing, or the money to pay for them.

As a sponsor, you must support your children between 3 and 10 years. The length of time depends on the age of your child.

Canadian family law says that you may still have to support your children financially after the sponsorship ends.

And if your child collects social assistance while the sponsorship agreement is in effect, you'll have to pay the money back.

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