Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship

Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship enables Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parents and grandparents who wish to reunite with their children and grandchildren. You can sponsor your parents and grandparents to become permanent residents of Canada if you:

  • Submit the interest to sponsor form and
  • you’re invited to submit a complete application

Eligibility for parents and grandparents sponsorship

To be eligible to sponsor:

Residence Status

You’re a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act


You’re at least 18 years old

Financial Status

You have enough money to support the persons you want to sponsor (must meet the minimum necessary income requirement for Family Sponsorship)

Undertaking Agreement

Sign an agreement to provide financial support for your sponsored family members for 20 years, starting when they become permanent residents

How much income do I need for parents and grandparents sponsorship?

Income required for the 3 tax years right before the day you apply (sponsors applying in 2021)
Total number of people you’ll be responsible for 2020 2019 2018
2 people $32,899 $41,007 $40,379
3 people $40,445 $50,414 $49,641
4 people $49,106 $61,209 $60,271
5 people $55,695 $69,423 68,358
6 people $62,814 $78,296 $77,095
7 people $69,935 $87,172 $85,835
If more than 7 people, for each additional person, add: $7,121 $8,876 $8,740

* This table is applicable to all provinces of Canada except Quebec.

There may be reasons that make you ineligible to sponsor your parents and grandparents even if you meet the above criteria. For example:

  • 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 proof of income shows you don’t have enough money to support the persons you want to sponsor

Aliyy Immigration can assist you in

  • determining your eligibility
  • identifying all the necessary documentation to effectively represent your sponsorship application.
  • preparing and submitting visa application.

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