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ssaleem
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« on: December 12, 2008, 12:14:22 pm »

Hello,

I am a Canadian resident for the past few years. I want to sponsor my brother who is married and have kids. I read through the sponsorship application package  and it said that I can only sponsor my brothers who are under the the age of 22 or over 22 if he is financially dependant on my parents. Either is not the case in his situation.My brother is over the age and runs a business in Pakistan. How can I sponsor him? He can not qualify on skilled class or other programs.

Your help in this regards will be highly appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2008, 02:06:35 pm »

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Hello,

I am a Canadian resident for the past few years. I want to sponsor my brother who is married and have kids. I read through the sponsorship application package  and it said that I can only sponsor my brothers who are under the the age of 22 or over 22 if he is financially dependant on my parents. Either is not the case in his situation.My brother is over the age and runs a business in Pakistan. How can I sponsor him? He can not qualify on skilled class or other programs.

Your help in this regards will be highly appreciated.

Regards,
SS

You can't unless you are single, never married, have no children, your parents and grandparents are deceased, you don't have an Aunt/Uncle/Brother/Sister/Niece/Nephew in Canada.  There are some programs in Alberta/Manitoba/Sask for siblings, but you would have to be residing in those provinces.  If you are see their PNP.

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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2008, 03:02:18 pm »

You can't unless you are single, never married, have no children, your parents and grandparents are deceased, you don't have an Aunt/Uncle/Brother/Sister/Niece/Nephew in Canada.

And the brother would also have to be single and have no children.  This is the clause in the federal family sponsorship program that says you can sponsor 'one other' relative if you have no family in Canada and no family elsewhere that you could sponsor.  I looked into it with my brother and I was told that because our parents are alive, even though they are not interested in immigrating, that I could not sponsor my brother and even if our parents were dead, I still couldn't sponsor him under the federal system because he is married.

Under the provincial nominee programs, if you are living in AB, SK or MB, you could sponsor your brother and his family through the provincial program family stream as long as you and they meet other requirements, financially etc.
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2008, 07:27:47 pm »

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You can't unless you are single, never married, have no children, your parents and grandparents are deceased, you don't have an Aunt/Uncle/Brother/Sister/Niece/Nephew in Canada.

And the brother would also have to be single and have no children.  This is the clause in the federal family sponsorship program that says you can sponsor 'one other' relative if you have no family in Canada and no family elsewhere that you could sponsor.  I looked into it with my brother and I was told that because our parents are alive, even though they are not interested in immigrating, that I could not sponsor my brother and even if our parents were dead, I still couldn't sponsor him under the federal system because he is married.

Under the provincial nominee programs, if you are living in AB, SK or MB, you could sponsor your brother and his family through the provincial program family stream as long as you and they meet other requirements, financially etc.


The above statement is wrong.  From www.cic.gc.ca

Who can be sponsored

You can sponsor:

    * parents
    * grandparents
    * brothers or sisters, nephews or nieces, granddaughters or grandsons who are orphaned, under 18 years of age and not married or in a common-law relationship
    * another relative of any age or relationship if none of the above relatives could be sponsored, and you have no other relatives who are Canadian citizens, persons registered as Indians under the Indian Act or permanent residents and
    * accompanying relatives of the above (for example, spouse, partner and dependent children).




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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2008, 07:50:30 pm »

So goes to show how useless the CIC call centre is.  When I asked about this a couple of years ago, they explicitly told me that I would not be able to sponsor my brother unless he was single and childless.
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2011, 12:57:25 am »

PMM...

Do you have any idea how long it will take for the step 1 for sponsoring my brother (30 years) and his family?
I am not sure how to get any idea about the processing time for the step 1 for my case.

I have checked the processing time for CPC-M...it just do not indicate how long it will need for this.

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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2011, 01:08:50 am »

BTW, I am not sure if I understand that sentence clearly or not.
Can I sponsor my brother and his family if my parents are still alive?
(My parents do not want to move here.)

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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2011, 01:10:06 am »

Hi

BTW, I am not sure if I understand that sentence clearly or not.
Can I sponsor my brother and his family if my parents are still alive?
(My parents do not want to move here.)

Thanks




No, if your parents are alive, you can't sponsor your brother federally.  It doesn't matter that your parents don't wish to come.
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2011, 08:02:44 am »

PMM..
Thanks!! I think Alberta Provincial Nominee Program also close family stream. Currently, there is no way to sponsor my brother here. Am I right?


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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2011, 08:21:50 am »

PMM..
Thanks!! I think Alberta Provincial Nominee Program also close family stream. Currently, there is no way to sponsor my brother here. Am I right?


WoodBuffalo

That's correct. Alberta PNP is not accepting applications for Family Class. See:

http://www.albertacanada.com/immigration/immigrating/ainp.aspx
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« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2011, 11:58:49 am »

You can look in to Saskatchewan family stream program... I believe that one has to live there a year after that they are eligible to sponsor any family member
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« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2011, 12:54:37 pm »

Same in Manitoba but for neither of them is it just any family member.  It should be a close family member and both the sponsor and person being sponsored needs to meet some requirements.  At least one of them has to have a certain amount of money to ensure that the family has the funds to settle and survive until they find jobs and the sponsored needs to have a certain level of education and work experience.  There are also age limits.
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