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Humanitarian Pathway for Colombian, Haitian and Venezuelan Foreign Nationals

Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible to bring their parents, grandparents, spouses, partners, children, or grandchildren from Colombia, Haiti, or Venezuela to Canada as permanent residents.

The Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident will act as an anchor relative, and must agree to support their family member for a period of one year. The anchor relative must be at least 18 years old, living in Canada outside of Quebec, and not under criminal proceedings or be in receipt of social assistance.

The anchor relative must agree to assist the applicant with housing, food, clothes, and basic needs, and cannot accept any payment.

The applicant must be a Colombian, Haitian, or Venezuelan national, currently living in South or Central America, Mexico, or the Caribbean.

Successful applicants will also have access to a number of government services upon arrival in Canada, including transportation loans for coming to Canada, financial assistance, and connections to settlement organizations for language skills, employment opportunities, and other ways of integrating to Canadian society.