Canada Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship
Many Canadian Citizen and Permanent Residents want to bring their parent(s) or grandparent(s) to live in Canada permanently. To do this they must first meet certain criteria set by IRCC:
Who can be a sponsor
- you are at least 18 years old
- you live in Canada
- you are a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act.
- you have enough money to support the persons you want to sponsor
- To show that you have enough, you’ll have to provide your proof of income.
Sponsor's financial responsibility
- you must financial support for your sponsored family members for 20 years, starting when they become permanent residents
- you must repay any provincial social assistance (money from the government) your sponsored family members get during that time
Who cannot be a sponsor
- you are less than 18 years old
- you won’t live in Canada when you apply to sponsor your parents and grandparents and/or when your parents and grandparents become permanent residents
- Your primary residential address must be in Canada when you submit your application and until we make a decision on your application.
- you’re not a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act
- you’re a temporary resident, that is you’re visiting, studying or working in Canada on a visa or permit
- your permanent residence application is still in process
- You must have permanent resident status at the time you submit your sponsorship application.
- your proof of income shows you don’t have enough money to support your parents/grandparents
Note: There may be other reasons that make you ineligible to sponsor your parents and grandparents. Please call Eastman Law Office for further information.
Parent or Grandparent
You can sponsor your biological or adoptive parents and grandparents.
In case of divorce or separation, you can sponsor your parents’ and your grandparents’ spouses, or conjugal or common-law partners.
In the application, you can only include your brothers and sisters, or half brothers and sisters, if they qualify as dependent children.
You may sponsor more than one person or couple if you meet the income requirements for all the persons you want sponsor and their dependants (spouse, partner and children).
Parent/Grandparent must not be inadmissible to Canada
Your parents and grandparents and their dependants:
- won’t be allowed to enter or stay in Canada because their health condition might cause an excessive demand on health or social services;
- are not allowed to enter or stay in Canada because they have committed or been convicted of a crime. That crime may have occurred in or outside Canada.
Call Eastman Law Office to sponsor your parents/grandparents
Eastman Law Office will assess whether you and your parents/grandparents meet the above criteria.
As your legal representative, Eastman Law Office will prepare your Sponsorship application from start to finish, ensuring that it is thoroughly prepared and well supported with an abundance of documentary evidence establishing that you have met all of the requirements set out in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and its regulations. We work with you to make certain that your application has the best possible chance of being approved.
Once your application is submitted to Immigration Canada all future correspondence and communications about your application will be sent directly to Eastman Law Office.
Our law office will continue to be your legal representative until a final decision is made on your Sponsorship Application.
Call Eastman Law Office at (905) 451-1550 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to sponsor your parents or grandparents.
Please note that none of the information on this website should be construed as being legal advice. As well, you should not rely on any of the information contained in this website when determining whether and how to apply to any program offered by Immigration Canada. Canadian immigration law changes constantly, and therefore information contained on this website may be out of date and no longer valid. If you have a question about the contents of this website, or any question about Canadian immigration law, please contact Eastman Law Office.