I am applying to immigrate to Canada. It would be great if I could take my brother along with me. I am single. Can I take my brother along with me? Would he be considred family?

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A sibling does not count. Here's the list:

These family members can come with you:

  • your spouse or common-law partner,
  • your dependent child,
  • your spouse or common-law partner’s dependent child, and
  • a dependent child of a dependent child.

These family members can’t come with you:

  • your parents,
  • grandparents,
  • brother or sister,
  • uncle or aunt,
  • nephew or niece, or
  • other relatives.

You may be able to sponsor them after you immigrate to Canada.

After you become a permanent resident or citizen, you would only be able to sponsor your brother if he's under 18, orphaned, and not married/partnered/etc.

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