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Parents & Grandparents Sponsorship
 

You may be able to sponsor your parents and grandparents to become a permanent resident if you’re at least 18 years old and:

  • a Canadian citizen or

  • a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or

  • a permanent resident of Canada

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If you sponsor your parents and grandparents to come to Canada as a permanent resident, you must:

  • support them financially. 

  • make sure they don’t need social assistance from the government

  • provide for your own essential needs and those of your parents and grandparents and their dependants

Eligibility:

 

When you sponsor your parents and grandparents to become permanent residents of Canada, you must:

 

  • meet certain income requirements

  • support that person and their dependants financially

 

You and the sponsored relative must sign a sponsorship agreement that:

 

  • commits you to provide financial support for your relative (and any other eligible relatives accompanying them):

 

  • for a period of three to 20 years

  • depending on their age and relationship with you

  • beginning on the date they become a permanent resident

  • states that the persons becoming permanent residents will make every effort to support themselves

 

Sponsored person (Principal Applicant) and all the dependants for permanent residence must go through:

 

  • medical exams

  • criminal checks

  • background checks

 

An applicant with a criminal record may not be allowed to enter Canada. People who pose a risk to Canada’s security are not allowed to enter Canada. The applicant may have to provide a certificate from police authorities in the home country.

 

Who can not Sponsor Parents or Grandparents:

 

You may not be eligible to sponsor your parents and grandparents if you:

 

  • are in prison

  • defaulted on an immigration loan (late or missed payments)

  • have declared bankruptcy and haven’t been released from it yet

  • received government financial assistance for reasons other than a disability

  • didn’t pay a court-ordered support order, such as alimony or child support

  • didn’t provide the financial support you agreed to when you signed a sponsorship agreement to sponsor another relative in the past

  • were convicted of a violent criminal offence, any offence against a relative or any sexual offence, depending on circumstances, such as:

 

  • the nature of the offence

  • how long ago it occurred

  • whether a record suspension (formerly called “pardons” in Canada) was issued

 

Other factors not in this list might also make you ineligible to sponsor your parents and grandparents.

 

Co-Sponsor for Sponsorship

 

Your spouse or common-law partner may help you meet the income requirement by co-signing the sponsorship application. A common-law partner is a person who is living with you in a conjugal relationship and has done so for at least one year prior to the signing of the undertaking.

The co-signer must:

  • meet the same eligibility requirements as the sponsor;

  • agree to co-sign the undertaking;

  • agree to be responsible for the basic requirements of the person you want to sponsor and his or her family members for the validity period of the undertaking.

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The co-signer will be equally liable if obligations are not performed.

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

Preparing Jams

Preparing Jams

Grandparents

Grandparents

Proud Grandparents

Proud Grandparents

Happy Grandparents

Happy Grandparents

Family Visit

Family Visit

Birthday Celebration

Birthday Celebration

Smiling Grandma

Smiling Grandma

Baptism

Baptism

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Family in Church

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