Immigration Issues/sponsoring my wife+child into Canada
Hello Mr Kholsa,
I am planning to sponsor my wife + 1 year-old son into Canada from their native country of Taiwan. Because I am a Canadian citizen we have already applied for my son's Canadian citizenship at the Canadian consulate in Taiwan (last time I visited Taiwan) but don't expect to receive that until after we send in our applications (sponsor & immigration)
On the financial front, I will still be a full-time university student at the time we plan to apply (this May) but will not have much money at hand. In university, I'm enrolled in an engineering program w/a "co-op work experience component" and as such I have almost 2 years of experience working in engineering consulting firms. My wife, also owns some property in Taiwan. My question is, what can we do to show that we I an financially qualified to sponsor her or what can she do to show that she has some money of her own and does not need a "sugar daddy" after she comes over to Canada? Also, is it necessary to show this in the application? I didn't see a financial requirement anywhere?
Thanks for your inquiry.
Please note that the Sponsor is freed from this financial requirement if:
1. The individual requiring sponsorship is the spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner of the Canadian Sponsor; or
2. The individual requiring sponsorship is the dependent child of the Canadian Sponsor.
However, you need to send them your Option C along with your application along with a written submission to CIC: How you will support your family in Canada. Basically you have to prove that you will be able to support your self and your wife & child once they lands. For example: Any job offer for your wife, Bank Savings of your wife & yourself, Job prospects for you in Canada or your part-time job in Canada etc.
"Exception to minimum necessary income
133(4) Paragraph (1)(j) does not apply if the sponsored person is
(a) the sponsor's spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner and has no dependent children;
(b) the sponsor's spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner and has a dependent child who has no dependent children; or
(c) a dependent child of the sponsor who has no dependent children or a person referred to in paragraph 117(1)(g)."