It is only possible to immigrate to Canada if there is a close relative living in Canada and who is ready to sponsor them. This relative has to be either a Canadian Permanent Resident or a Canadian citizen.
Other than the above mentioned conditions for being granted a Canadian Family Class Visa, there are quite a few other conditions that should be met. They are as follows.
The relationship between the sponsored person and the sponsor should on of the conditions given below:
The person being sponsored should be:
Provincial Nomination Program (PNP)
This is another category of Canadian Family Class Visa which is slightly different from the federal category. In case the province in Canada where the sponsor lives has this program, immigrating under this option can have its own advantages.
Other that processing fees which are a nominal $100 to $250, there are other financial conditions which have to be met. They are asunder:
A Sponsor must show a level of income that meeting the minimum required income or low-income cutoff (LICO) per family of a particular size. This standard has been set established by Statistics Canada. The Sponsor is freed from this requirement if:
For calculating the minimum required income, the following income should be deducted from the family income:
One of the main benefits of the Canadian Family Class Visa is that if relatives relocate to Canada through this channel, they are eligible to search for employment with no restrictions.
The difference between a Canadian work permit and a Canadian Family Class Visa is that in the case of the latter, there is no requirement to show an employment offer to the Canadian immigration service to start working in Canada.
Unlike the Canadian Business Visa, the Canadian Family Class Visa is not point-based. This gives some flexibility for being eligible under the guidelines framed by the Canadian immigration service.
The Canadian Family Class Visa is the ideal channel for the spouse, conjugal partner and other blood relatives to join the sponsor without the encumbrance of work permit requirements.