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Old Sep 7th 2009, 11:39 am
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OK, having read the information on CIC and had a trawl around the internet I am thoroughly confused!! I have a cousin who lives in Alberta (and has done for around 15 years) I don't know if he is an official citizen or PR. He has a fully fledged canadian wife and 2 canadian kids (if this bears any relevance).
We were just wondering if there was any milage in looking at the family sponsorship route. I'm fairly certain there isn't but there is a mass of conflicting information out there and I wouldn't want to miss this as an opportunity.We are intending to submit a 'self employed' visa request at around Christmas anyway, but wanted to see if anyone could shed some light on the murk of immigration information!
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OK, having read the information on CIC and had a trawl around the internet I am thoroughly confused!! I have a cousin who lives in Alberta (and has done for around 15 years) I don't know if he is an official citizen or PR. He has a fully fledged canadian wife and 2 canadian kids (if this bears any relevance).
We were just wondering if there was any milage in looking at the family sponsorship route. I'm fairly certain there isn't but there is a mass of conflicting information out there and I wouldn't want to miss this as an opportunity.We are intending to submit a 'self employed' visa request at around Christmas anyway, but wanted to see if anyone could shed some light on the murk of immigration information!
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You're right he cannot sponsor you. You get a few point for having a relative in Canada, other than that you're on your own.

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Old Sep 7th 2009, 1:21 pm
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Originally Posted by The Aviator
You're right he cannot sponsor you. You get a few point for having a relative in Canada, other than that you're on your own.
1. Actually no points for a cousin.
2. If the relationship was closer, there is the Alberta Family stream, but cousin is not close enough http://www.albertacanada.com/immigra...amfaqs.html#12
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2. If the relationship was closer, there is the Alberta Family stream, but cousin is not close enough http://www.albertacanada.com/immigra...amfaqs.html#12
The above seems more flexible that the Federal family route (siblings etc).

I had a quick browse of the BC website, but couldn't find anything similar - if anyone has spotted something for BC which enables siblings to sponsor, I would appreciate a nod in the right direction.
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The above seems more flexible that the Federal family route (siblings etc).

I had a quick browse of the BC website, but couldn't find anything similar - if anyone has spotted something for BC which enables siblings to sponsor, I would appreciate a nod in the right direction.
Afraid BC doesn't have anything similar. Only Alberta, Manitoba and I believe SK allow family sponsorship via PNP.

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Originally Posted by christmasoompa
Afraid BC doesn't have anything similar. Only Alberta, Manitoba and I believe SK allow family sponsorship via PNP.

Oh well, thanks for responding & BC is my aim - so FSW best to try for now
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Oh well, thanks for responding & BC is my aim - so FSW best to try for now
Is BC your aim because that's where your sibling is? Because you wouldn't be eligible anyway then - see above. She/he would have to be living in Alberta, Manitoba or SK to be able to sponsor you. So definitely have to go for FSW!

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Has the cousin even been proven to have PR?
I think that at best you will have a place to start the process, ie an address to get mail to, a contact to begin networking. Even a place to sleep over when on your recce trip etc!
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Originally Posted by christmasoompa
Is BC your aim because that's where your sibling is? Because you wouldn't be eligible anyway then - see above. She/he would have to be living in Alberta, Manitoba or SK to be able to sponsor you. So definitely have to go for FSW!

Hello, she is in BC & I am trying FSW for me to get PR (but do get some points for her in the relatives & adaptability bit)
I was just wondering if I had an alternative route, in case BC did have something like Alberta, but seems not.
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Default Re: family sponsorship from a cousin

Thanks all for your replies to the OP. I kind of knew it wouldn't help, but when you see conflicting information, you have to check it out just in case!!

back to Plan A then.
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