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Canada Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship

Canadian citizens and permanent residents have the right to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to the country. Parents and grandparents sponsorship is eligible under this program are granted permanent residency in Canada and eligible for future citizenship.
Canada Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship

How To Apply for Parents Or Grandparents Sponsorship

The new application processing system is comparable to the Express Entry program Canada in functionality. Canadian citizens and permanent residents who want to sponsor parents or grandparents in Canada must first fill out an online form to show their interest in applying for Sponsorship. The interest form is only available at the start of every year and for a limited time. It requires personal information from qualified sponsors and applicants, such as name, address, and date of birth. Interested sponsors will receive a confirmation number upon submission of information. The government then asks a select group of potential sponsors to submit a complete application. Only candidates selected for the Parent and Grandparents sponsorship category will be encouraged to apply. Potential sponsors have 60 days to submit their complete application from the invitation date.
Parents or grandparents who are connected to the sponsor by blood or adoption can apply for permanent residence as a family class member. In addition, parents or spouses of grandparents not related by blood or birth (for example, introduced after divorce) are also eligible for Sponsorship. Finally, if there are
children under the care of parents or grandparents, they may be included in the application. Children under 22 who do not have a Canada spousal sponsorship or common-law partner are considered ‘dependent’. Children over the age of 22 can still be considered dependent if they are financially dependent on their parents due to a medical or mental condition and depend on their parents for financial support before 22.
Move Immigration Services, as your legal representative, will prepare your sponsorship application for parents and grandparents. Also, we make sure that the application meets all of the requirements outlined in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act regulations. In addition, we will collaborate with you to ensure that your application has the highest possibility of getting accepted.
For more information about the parent and grandparents sponsorship program, you can call us at +1 (416) 996-0786 or email
For the parents or grandparents sponsorship program, you must be:
  • be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or a person registered as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act
  • have received an Invitation to apply;
  • at least 18 years or above;
  • live in Canada;
  • have sufficient funds to support your parents and grandparents to be sponsored; and
  • Meet all other requirements under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations.
Within 20-24 months, the IRCC processes parents’ or grandparents’ sponsorship program applications. The time it takes for the IRCC to decide begins when it receives a complete request and ends when it makes a decision. If an application is incomplete, it may take more than 24 months.