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Please visit our Family Sponsorship Requirements page for current information.

The Sponsor and co-signing spouse (if applicable) have to provide the sponsored family members with food, clothing, shelter and other basic requirements of everyday living.

This includes dental and eye care and other health needs not covered by public health services available to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The obligation to provide for the essential needs of the sponsored relatives will only arise if the sponsored relatives are unable to support themselves.