Foreign nationals can visit Canada on temporary basis for various reasons including
Canadian Citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their Parents, grand Parents and their dependent children for Permanent residence of Canada, subject to meeting the following requirements see more...
Canadian Citizens and permanent residents can sponsor dependent children of their own or their spouse for Permanent residence of Canada see more...
Canadian Citizens and Permanent residents can sponsor their adopted child from abroad for Permanent Residence of Canada. see more...
Canadian Citizens and permanent residents can sponsor certain family members for Permanent residence of Canada. These include orphaned siblings, niece, nephew or grand children. You may also sponsor one other relative, related by blood or adoption, of any age if you (the person who wants to sponsor your relative) don’t have a living relative you could sponsor instead, such as a spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, son or daughter, parent, grandparent, orphaned brother or sister, orphaned nephew or niece or orphaned grandchild, AND you (the potential sponsor) don’t have any relatives (aunt or uncle or any of the relatives listed above), who is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, registered Indian under the Indian Act. see more...
Spouse / Common Law / Conjugal Partner Sponsorship