What You Need to Know to Sponsor Your Parents and Grandparents

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According to the announcement made in August 2018, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will accept up to 20,000 applications on a first-come-first-serve basis to sponsor parents and grandparents in the year 2019.

You may sponsor your parents and grandparents by completing an Interest to Sponsor Form online at the beginning of 2019. You and the co-signer must meet the income requirements to sponsor. The date of submitting your Interest to Sponsor online will be published soon.

 Who is eligible to sponsor?

Anyone who is living in Canada can sponsor their parents and grandparents if they are:

  1. 18 years of age or older
  2. Canadian citizen, or
  3. Permanent Resident, or
  4. Registered as n Indian under Canadian Indian Act

Sponsor’s Responsibility:

  1. Support the sponsored person and their depends financially
  2. Sign the sponsor agreement
  3. Meet the three years income requirements and provide your Notice of Assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as proof that you meet the requirements for taxation years 2017, 2016, and 2015.
Federal Income Table for Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship
(2017, 2016, 2015)
Size of Family Unit Minimum Income Minimum Income
Minimum Income
Minimum Income
2 persons $39,813 $39,371 $38,618
3 persons $48,945 $48,404 $47,476
4 persons $59,426 $58,768 $57,642
5 persons $67,400 $66,654 $65,377
6 persons $76,015 $75,174 $73,733
7 persons $84,631 $83,695 $82,091
If more than 7 persons, for each additional person, add $8,616 $8,522 $8,358

How to apply?

If you are able to submit your intention online and if selected, you need to submit a complete application package and the required fee within the deadline provided by IRCC.

The parents and grandparents must go through criminal checks, medical exams, and background checks to complete the process.

We have a track record of success, some of our clients approved within 6 months.

Contact us for more information.

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