Parents Sponsorship

It's not easy to leave your parents on the other side and move abroad. One of the goals of the Canadian government is to ensure that Canadian families can be reunited. After spousal sponsorship, grandparent and parent sponsorship is the second largest immigrant stream among family class immigrants.

In 2017, the Government of Canada introduced a new application process for the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada (IRCC) has decided to randomly select 10,000 applicants from Canadian citizens and permanent residents who want to support their parents or grandparents as sponsors in Canada. Additional questions were added for the 2018 release to help potential sponsors self-assess their eligibility against the minimum income requirements.

While the parental immigration program may not be an option at this time, you may consider temporary residency programs such as Super Visa and Visitor Visa.

If you are invited to apply as a parent or grandparent sponsor, you must submit your complete application package by the deadline indicated on your invitation. Once you have been approved as a sponsor and your parents have passed the eligibility assessment, they will immigrate to Canada.

Note that there is only one attempt to send the application package. Given the long processing times for applications, it is important to avoid mistakes that can lead to further delays and even denials. Save time - Hire an immigration consultant to help and guide you through the process.

If you want to bring your parents or grandparents to Canada, KVD Immigration Inc offers expert advice and support for parent and grandparent sponsorship programs.

Eligibility Assessment

Our team will help determine if you are eligible for parent or grandparent sponsorship to maximize the chances of your application being successful.

Application Support

We will walk you through the process of submitting a complete and accurate sponsorship application and addressing any issues or concerns you may have.

Ongoing Support

Our team will provide ongoing support throughout the sponsorship process, keeping you updated on progress and addressing any issues that may arise.

Choose KVD Immigration Inc as your trusted partner for all your family's sponsorship needs. With our personal approach, expert advice, and commitment to your success, your dreams of reuniting with loved ones in Canada are within reach.

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Parents and Grandparents

Sponsorship 2021 timeline

Interest To Sponsor

Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship pool will open on September 20, 2021. Interest to Sponsor form must be submitted within the specified deadline (2 weeks). Those who expressed an interest to sponsor in 2020, but were not invited to apply, may be considered in the upcoming PGP 2021 lottery draw.


After PGP pool closes, IRCC will review the submissions and remove duplicate entries. They will randomly select and invite potential sponsors to apply to sponsor their parents and grandparents. If you didn’t receive invitation (see lottery results), you may consider Visitor Visa or Super Visa for Parents and Grandparents.


IRCC will email the randomly selected potential sponsors and invite them to apply. Everyone who submitted an interest to sponsor form got a confirmation number. Make sure to check the same email account you used on the submission form. Also, lottery results will be posted on IRCC website.

Apply for PR

If you’re selected to apply, you must apply to become a sponsor and your parents and grandparents must apply for permanent residence. You must submit the applications before the deadline specified in your invitation. Additional Information about forms, fees and processing time can be found below.


Can I Sponsor?

Who Can Sponsor Parents To Canada

  • Be 18 years of age or older.

  • Be a Canadian citizen, Registered Indian or permanent resident.

  • Be sponsoring a member of the Family Class.

  • Live in Canada.

  • Sign an undertaking promising to provide for the basic requirements of the person being sponsored.

  • Sign an agreement with the person you are sponsoring that confirms that each of you understands your mutual obligations and responsibilities.

  • Prove that you have sufficient income to provide the basic requirements for your family members in Canada as well as the persons included in your sponsorship undertaking. You may also have a co-signer.

You may not sponsor if you...

  • Are in receipt of social assistance for a reason other than disability.

  • Are in default of an undertaking, an immigration loan, a performance bond, or family support payments.

  • Are an undischarged bankrupt.

  • Were convicted of an offence of a sexual nature, a violent criminal offence, an offence against a relative that results in bodily harm or an attempt or threat to commit any such offences—depending on circumstances such as the nature of the offence, how long ago it occurred and whether a pardon was issued.

  • Are under a removal order.

  • Are detained in a penitentiary, jail, reformatory or prison.

PGP Minimum

Income Requirements

Size Of Family Unit
Minimum Income 2020
Minimum Income 2019
Minimum Income 2018
2 persons $32,270 $41,007 $40,379
3 persons $39,672 $50,414 $49,641
4 persons $48,167 $61,209 $60,271
5 persons $54,630 $69,423 $68,358
6 persons $61,613 $78,296 $77,095
7 persons $68,598 $87,172 $85,835
Each Additional Person $6,985 $8,876 $8,740

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