In this immigration stream, an Indian national who is a permanent resident of Canada can sponsor their child, spouse or parent.
There are three distinct categories available under this program-spousal, conjugal and common-law partner sponsorship. Each distinct category has its own legal consequences and can be applied in one of the two ways:
- Overseas sponsorship – designed for a partner or spouse residing outside Canada
- In-land sponsorship – designed for a spouse or partner residing within Canada