Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship

Canada’s Family Class immigration category allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parent(s) or grandparent(s) through the Parent and Grandparent Program.

Sponsored parents and grandparents become permanent residents of Canada, with all the benefits that come with it. This includes the right to live and work in Canada without restriction on location, time, or sector, as well as access to publicly-funded health care and other services. Ultimately, sponsored parents and grandparents may become Canadian citizens.

Parent and Grandparent Program eligibility

Both the sponsor and the person(s) being sponsored must meet certain eligibility requirements.

Sponsor Requirements:

  • be either a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;

  • meet certain income requirements; and

  • support the sponsored person(s) and their dependants financially.

The sponsor and the sponsored person(s) must sign a sponsorship agreement that:

  • commits the sponsor to provide financial support to sponsored person(s) and any other eligible relatives accompanying them for a period of three to 20 years, depending on their age and relationship to the sponsor, beginning on the date they become a permanent resident; and

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

To learn about how Asteco Immigration can help you with your Parents or Grandparents sponsorship application, book an appointment with one of our licensed immigration consultant.