Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Immigration is a special program introduced for Canadian citizens and permanent residents. This program is for those individuals who want to sponsor their parents and grandparents to become permanent residents of Canada.

The sponsored parents and grandparents get Permanent residency status in Canada and can avail of all the government benefits that come with PR. This includes the right to live and work in as well as access to public-funded health care and other services provided by the Government of Canada.

Also, the sponsored parents and grandparents may become Canadian citizens eventually. They will enjoy all the benefits of a Canadian citizen.

Eligibility to become a Sponsor:
  • The age of the sponsor should be above 18 years old and the individual should be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • The sponsor should be residing in Canada at present.
  • The sponsor should have enough money to support the persons he/she wants to sponsor.
Application Process

There are 3 easy steps to apply for sponsoring parents and grandparents for permanent residency in Canada:

1. Submit the ‘Interest to Sponsor’ form

The first step to sponsor your parents or grandparents is filling out the interest to sponsor form. It’s available at the beginning of the year for a limited duration.

Get an invitation to submit a complete application

IRCC invites potential sponsors to submit a complete application for sponsorship

Submit the application

Submit documents as per the checklist provided for the sponsored and the persons you want to sponsor with applicable forms along with the application fee and biometric fee.

When the application process is assessed and approved, the immigrants will have to submit their relevant documents and obtain the Confirmation of permanent residence.