Parents & Grandparents Sponsorship

Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their parents and grandparents to immigrate to Canada.

Requirements of the program:
  • Sponsor must meet the Minimum Necessary Income (LICO +30%) for the period of 3 consecutive years prior to sponsorship application.
  • Spouse or common-law partner can act as a co-signer and their income can be used to meet the Minimum Necessary Income cut-off.
  • Sponsor must be residing in Canada at the time the application is submitted, and until a decision is made on the application.
  • Dependent children of the sponsored person (sibling of the sponsor) can be included.
  • Sign an undertaking to financially support the parents or grandparents, and reimburse the government for any social assistance paid out to sponsored persons, for a period of 20 years from the date becoming a permanent residence upon entry into Canada.
Application Process:
  1.  Submit the interest to sponsor form online when declared by IRCC.
  2. IRCC randomly selects and invite potential sponsors – Invitation to Apply (Invitation to apply is not a sponsorship approval but an invitation to submit a sponsorship application)
  3. Submit complete application within 60 days of Invitation to Apply along with necessary documents, forms and application fees.

To know more about this program or to assess your eligibility, please fill out our assessment form and submit it through “Request a Consultation” webform.

Request a Consultation

Other Options for Family Sponsorship

Spousal Sponsorship outside of Canada

Spousal Sponsorship inside of Canada