Frequently asked questions about eligibility and qualifications.
Parents generally cannot be included in your application, and cannot currently be sponsored for Canadian permanent residency. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has indicated that the Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program will reopen on January 3, 2017. Parents and grandparents may, at this time, be eligible for the parent and grandparent super visa.
IRCC affords equal rights under the Canada immigration application process to same-sex partners.
Quebec has exclusive authority to select candidates who intend to reside in that province. These applicants are subject to Quebec's selection criteria, in addition to Federal medical and security clearance requirements. They must also pay an additional fee for processing by Quebec immigration authorities. Applicants who qualify under the Federal selection requirements may not necessarily satisfy Quebec's selection requirements, and vice versa.