Individuals wishing to immigrate to Canada can also apply under the Family Class. [Link to Family Class] Family Class applicants may be eligible to immigrate on the basis of close family relationship that they have with a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is eligible to sponsor. Spouses and parents — who can bring with them their dependent children, such as the brothers and sisters of the sponsor — are eligible to apply, and may qualify. The sponsor needs to have a certain minimum cut off income to be eligible to sponsor. This income threshold does not apply for those who wish to sponsor a spouse. The sponsor must sign an agreement pledging to take care of all the financial needs of the person he/she is sponsoring for a period of 10 years.