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 visa requirements for both sponsors and parents/grandparents
Potential sponsors must first complete and submit the 'Interest to Sponsor' form online once it becomes available.
Potential sponsors who receive an invitation to submit a sponsorship application will have to submit a complete application package, including supporting documents and fees on or before the specified deadline.
Supporting documents include income tax records, documents relating to civil status, and other materials.
Requirements for Sponsor
Must be 18 years of age or older
Physically reside in Canada
Meet the minimum necessary income level for three consecutive years
Sign a sponsorship agreement to provide financial support for a 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