Applying for Family Class Sponsorship
Canadian citizens and permanent residents are both able to sponsor family members to live in Canada as permanent residents.
There are two processes that can be used to sponsor a family member: INLAND Sponsorship and OVERSEAS Sponsorship. The inland process is to apply for permanent residence for family members who are already physically present in Canada, such as a visitor or someone on a work permit. The inland process can also be used to sponsor someone who is in Canada without status (illegally). The overseas process is used to obtain permanent residence for family members who are not physically present in Canada.