To sponsor a family member as a permanent resident under family class sponsorship, the sponsor must fulfill the following conditions:
a) Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada aged at least 18 years.
b) Reside in Canada, if they are a permanent resident. Canadian citizens can sponsor a family member even when living outside the country. However, he or she must reside in Canada when the sponsored family member becomes a permanent resident of Canada.
c) Have adequate resources to provide financial support to the sponsored person for the mandated duration.
Further, the sponsor must comply with additional requirements like not receiving social assistance (except for reason of disability), meeting financial obligations including support for sponsored family members on time, a clean criminal record, etc.