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Family Sponsorship

Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship

Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada can bring their parents or grandparents to live permanently in Canada.

There are certain requirements for both sponsors and parents/grandparents

Requirements for Sponsor

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Physically reside in Canada
  • Meet minimum necessary income level for three consecutive years
  • Sign a sponsorship agreement to provide financial support for sponsored relative for a period of 20 years

You may not be eligible to sponsor parent or grandparent if you

  • Received government financial assistance for reasons other than a disability
  • Have declared bankruptcy
  • Failed to provide the financial support to previously sponsored relatives
  • Were convicted of a serious crime
  • Are currently in prison

Requirements for Parent/Grandparent

Parent/Grandparent must have medical, criminal and background checks

Note: The Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship program will reopen on January 3, 2017, with a cap of 10,000 complete applications. This quota can be reached within a couple of days.