Parent and Grand Parent Sponsorship Canada 2019

Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents Canada 2019

Sponsor Your Parents and Grandparents

About the Program

Under this program, if you are a permanent resident or Citizen of Canada you may select to sponsor your parent, grandparents (related by blood or adoption) and their dependent children.

Who is eligible to Sponsor a Parent or Grandparent?

  1. at least 18 years old
  2. you live in Canada
  3. you’re a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or a person registered in Canada as an Indian
  4. Meet the minimum income requirement for 2018, 2017, 2016

What is the Minimum Income Requirement for Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship?

The minimum income required for parents and grandparents sponsorship depends on the member included in the application and the present family member of the sponsor including himself. For example, if someone wants to sponsor his parents (mom and dad 2) and he has two children and a wife (3+1) in his family then he need to meet the income requirement of 6 people from this table below for the last 3 years.

Income requirement table for Parent and Grandparents Sponsorship

Process of Sponsoring

First of all, upon opening the program on Jan 28th, 2019 you need to submit your 2019 interest to sponsor form on the CIC website. This form will be available on first come first serve basis and only 20,000 forms will be accepted. The program will stop taking forms after submission of 20000 interest form.

Secondly, ITAs (Invitation to Apply) will be issued to the first 20,000 application. You will have 60 days to submit the completed application with the fee.

Then you need to wait for the further process. All the process may take up to 20 – 24 Months.

What do you need to know to submit the 2019 interest to sponsor form for Parent and Grand Parent Sponsorship?

You should be ready with the following information:

Sponsor Information

  1. Sponsor Name (As per the Passport)
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Place and Country of Birth
  4. Primary Residential Address
  5. Email Address
  6. Number of Family Members
  7. Number of Persons you want to sponsor
  8. ID Number of Proof of Status in Canada ( You also need to upload this Document)

Parent Grand Parent Information

  1. Name of the Parents or Grand Parents
  2. Date of Birth

Fees for Sponsorship

The sponsorship fee for one parent is CAD $1,040 if you applying for more than one parent or grandparent you need to multiply $1,040 by the number of parents. Further, if you have any minor included in the form then you need to pay $150 per dependent child.
At the later stage, you may be required to pay Bio-metric Fee which is CAD $85 per person, for family (2 or more) is CAD $170

Processing Time

The processing time for the parent and grandparents application is between 20 to 24 Months including bio-metrics time.


Disclaimer: For complete process and information about the Parent and Grandparents Sponsorship please follow the IRCC Guide/ Website.

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