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Provincial Family Streams

Most provinces in Canada have an agreement with the Government of Canada that allows them to nominate immigrants who wish to settle in that province. Canadian Permanent Residence and Citizens who live in certain provinces may be able to sponsor their close relatives and bring them to the province. The foreign relative must first apply to the province where he or she wishes to settle and complete its provincial nomination process. The province will consider the application based on its immigration needs and your genuine intention to settle there.

Certain provinces have their own Family Sponsorship Immigration programs (Family Streams) within their Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP). If you are interested in joining you relative in one of these provinces, you may want to apply under these programs.

In some PNP's, qualifying family members are limited to very close relatives, but other ones are open to more distant relations, such as cousins.

Here is a list of the available Family Sponsorship Immigration Categories:

After you have been nominated by a province or territory, you have to make a separate application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for permanent residence. A CIC officer will then assess your application based on Canadian security and safety standards. You will have to pass a medical examination and security and criminal checks. You must also show that you have enough money to support yourself and your dependants after you arrive in Canada.

Take a FREE online Eligibility Assessment.