Parents and Grandparents SponsorshipProcess


Canada’s Family Class immigration category allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parent(s) or grandparent(s) through the Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program.

The Parents and Grandparents Program opens only once a year. This program allow Citizens and Permanent residents of Canada sponsor their parents and grandparents to come permanently to Canada.

Upon the approval of this sponsorship, Sponsored parents and grandparents become permanent residents of Canada which allow them to live and work permanently in Canada without any restrictions on location, time, or sector, as well as give them an access to publicly funded health care and other services.

Under the Government of Canada’s multi-year immigration plan, around 21,000 new permanent residents are to be admitted annually as permanent residents through the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You are at least 18 years old.
  • You live in Canada.
  • You are a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act.
  • You have enough money to support the persons you want to sponsor.

To show that you have enough, you’ll have to provide your proof of income.

Sponsorship Undertaking:

To become a sponsor, you must promise to financially take care of the persons you are sponsoring for a period. We call this promise an undertaking.
The undertaking commits you to:

  • providing financial support for your sponsored family members for 20 years, starting when they become permanent residents
  • repaying any provincial social assistance (money from the government) your sponsored family members get during that time

Also, you and your sponsored family members need to agree to certain responsibilities during the undertaking period. We call this the sponsorship agreement.
The sponsorship agreement means that:

  • you will provide for the basic needs of your sponsored family members
  • the person you sponsor will make every effort to support themselves and their family members

Ineligible Sponsors:

  • you’re less than 18 years old
  • you won’t live in Canada when you apply to sponsor your parents and grandparents and/or when your parents and grandparents become permanent residents
  • o Your primary residential address must be in Canada when you submit your application and until we make a decision on your application.
  • you’re not a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act
  • you’re a temporary resident, that is you’re visiting, studying or working in Canada on a visa or permit
  • your permanent residence application is still in process
  • o You must have permanent resident status at the time you submit your sponsorship application.
  • your proof of income shows you don’t have enough money to support the persons you want to sponsor
You may not be eligible to sponsor your parents and grandparents if you:
  • are in jail, prison, or penitentiary
  • didn’t pay back:an immigration loan, a performance bond
  • court-ordered family support payments such as alimony or child support
  • didn’t give the financial support you agreed to when you signed a sponsorship agreement to sponsor someone else in the past
  • declared bankruptcy and are not discharged
  • receive social assistance for a reason other than a disability
  • were convicted of a violent criminal offence, any offence against a relative or any sexual offence inside or outside Canada
  • can’t legally stay in Canada and must leave the country because you received a Removal Order

There may be other reasons that make you ineligible to sponsor your parents and grandparents. If we determine you’re not eligible to sponsor, we’ll tell you why.

Income required for the 3 tax years right before the day you apply (sponsors applying in 2021)

Family Size 2020 2019 2018
2 persons $32,899 $41,007 $40,379
3 persons $40,445 $50,414 $49,641
4 persons $49,106 $61,209 $60,271
5 persons $55,695 $69,423 $68,358
6 persons $62,814 $78,296 $77,095
7 persons $69,935 $87,172 $85,835
If more than 7 persons, for each additional person, add: $7,121 $8,876 $8,740

How we can help?

We will be conducting an assessment of your profile and determine your eligibility for Parents & Grandparent Sponsorship program. Upon the assessment, an unbiased review will be provided on your profile. If eligible we will assist from filing out the interest form to facilitating the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship application until the outcome. For more details contact, or 905-564-1888. Click here to book an appointment for in person counseling with one of our business consultants.