Parent Sponsorship


Eligibility to sponsor a parent:

You  can sponsor your parent or grandparent if:

  • You are at least 18 years old.
  • You reside in Canada
  • You are either a permanent resident of Canada or registered as an Indian under the Indian Act of 1876.
  • You are financially viable to support your parents or grandparents. An income proof might be needed to show the financial viability.

Who qualifies as a parent/grandparent under the immigration law of Canada?

Your grandparents and parents, either by blood relation or by legal adoption process, qualify as the beneficiary in the parent sponsorship plan. The parents of common-law partners, conjugal partners, and spouses also qualify as parents or grandparents in case of a divorce. One dependent of your parents can also be included if you have the financial resources to support them.

Procedure to sponsor a parent:

Following are the steps to sponsor a parent:

  • Interest to sponsor form must be submitted.
  • After you have filled interest to sponsor form, you will receive a confirmation number. This number is used to check whether your application has been accepted.
  • If your application is accepted then:
  1. You need to become a sponsor
  2. Your parent needs to become a permanent resident of Canada.

The two applications need to be submitted together. The processing of the application takes up to 60 days.

If the application is approved, the parent will receive a permanent address proof through mail. All the necessary documents, along with the permanent address proof, will be needed to present upon arrival in Canada.

For more information please visit Parent Sponsorship.