The intent of the family class immigration program is to reunite Canadian citizens and permanent residents with close family members.
By undertaking to support sponsored members of the family class, the sponsor promises that, for a specified duration, they will provide for the basic needs of their family members so they do not have to rely on social assistance.
The Family Class Sponsorship Program reunites families by enabling adult permanent residents or citizens to sponsor a relative for immigration to Canada...
To be eligible, the person seeking sponsorship must be a: Spouse, common-law or conjugal partner. Dependent child.