How your relatives can help you to get permanent residency in Canada?

How your relatives can help you to get permanent residency in Canada?

Express Entry system award extra points to candidates who have siblings in Canada.

Additionally other relatives might also help you in your Canadian immigration process. More about the immigration programs that award extra points to applicants who have relatives in Canada below.


Extra Points In Adaptability – Family Sponsorship Program

Apart from the family sponsorship program, there are few routes a family member living in Canada can help you. Some immigration programs give a significant advantage to candidates that already have family members in Canada through blood, adoption, marriage or common-law partnership. They must be at least 18 years old and be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident.

How your relatives can help you to get permanent residency in Canada?

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This offers extra points to applicants who have family in Canada. Read to know which provinces offer that benefit.


Saskatchewan updated its list of in-demand jobs for the SINP International Skilled Workers – In-demand Occupation stream. The sub-category eligibility is that you must score at least 60 points out of 100 for the SINP points assessment grid. Here you must meet the language, age, education and work experience criteria.

With a strong connection to the province of Saskatchewan can award 30 points to the applicant. This connection can be through family (20 points), work (5 points) or study experience (5 points). The government accepts for family connection the following: parents; sibling; grandparent; aunt or uncle; niece or nephew; cousin; and step-family members or in-laws of the same relationships.


Applicants trying to settle in Manitoba are awarded extra points if they have a strong connection to the province, such as family or friends living in Manitoba. Close family may award 20 points out of 25 in the adaptability factor on the MPNP Skilled Workers Overseas and distant relatives and friends can award 10 out of the 25 maximum.

The connection must be willing to endorse the immigration of the applicant. Here the relative or friend who will support the applicant should be a resident of Manitoba and provide documents or demonstrations that they will help in the application process of the candidate.

A close relative must be related to the applicant (or the applicant’s spouse) in one of the following ways: sister or brother; niece or nephew; aunt or uncle; first cousin; mother or father; and grandmother or grandfather.

Note- Daughter or Son is not accepted as supporters for this program.


New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NB PNP) – Skilled Worker Applicants with Family Support is useful for candidates who have family members living here. The applicant or his / her spouse or common-law partner must be a skilled worker supported by a close relative, non-dependent child; brother or sister; niece or nephew; and grandchild of the Family Supporter. The applicant must be between 22 and 50 years old. The applicant’s age is considered as of the day the application for permanent residence, received at the NB PNP Office and assigned an NB PNP file number.

How your relatives can help you to get permanent residency in Canada?


Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador offers 7 out of 13 points to applicants with close relatives in the province under the adaptability factor of its PNP program. Close relatives in Newfoundland and Labrador can be sibling, grandparent, parent, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, cousin and step-family members or in-laws of the same relationships.


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