To be a sponsor:
Spouse – You are a spouse if you are married to your sponsor and your marriage is legally valid
Common-law partner – You are a common-law partner, either of the opposite sex or same sex, if you have been living together in a conjugal relationship for at least one year in a continuous 12-month period that was not interrupted. You will need proof that you and your common-law partner have combined your affairs and set up a household
Conjugal partner – This category is for partners, either of the opposite sex or same sex, in exceptional circumstances beyond their control that prevent them from living together and therefore cannot qualifying as common-law partners or spouses
Dependent children – A son or daughter is dependent when the child:
Please Note: Dependant children who are 22 and younger became eligible to be sponsored on November 11, 2017, when changes to immigration legislation will come into force.