Family sponsorship

If you are a citizen over the age of 18 or a permanent resident in Canada, you can sponsor a parent or grandparent in their efforts to obtain permanent residence. This is what you need to know about the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for this program, you will need financial support from your parents or grandparents. You will be responsible for them from the moment they set foot on Canadian soil. This includes their basic needs such as housing and food. As a sponsor, it is important that you make sure that your sponsored family member does not claim social support from the government.

Both the sponsor and the sponsor must meet certain requirements. This includes the sponsor who passes their medical examinations and background checks.

Qualification requirements

To sponsor one’s parents and grandparents to become a permanent resident under this sponsorship class, applicants must:

At least 18 years of age; And Canadian citizen or permanent resident

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

Meet certain income requirements;

  • Financially support that person and their dependents;
  • Meet the minimum income level required for this program Canadian Revenue in support of your sponsorship; By submitting assessment notices issued by the Agency (CRA);
  • Sponsors must also demonstrate that they meet the minimum required income level for three consecutive years. If married or in a common-law relationship, the income of both persons may be included; And
  • The sponsor and sponsored relative must sign a sponsorship agreement that commits the sponsor to provide financial support for up to 20 years.

Prospective sponsors who live in ECBAC must meet the immigration sponsorship requirements of bBAC even after being approved as a sponsor by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

How do you disable yourself as a sponsor?

You are not eligible to sponsor parents or grandparents under family sponsorship programs if you:

  • Are receiving social support. The only exception is if it is disability assistance;
  • A device has a default history. If you have sponsored a family member, spouse or dependent child in the past and you have not fulfilled the required financial obligations, you may not be eligible to sponsor again. The same applies if you have failed to pay for family or child support;
  • Are an unpaid bankruptcy;
  • Has been convicted of a felony offense that includes harming a relative; And
  • Are subject to removal orders
  • The IRCC will conduct a full background check to make sure you do not have any of the factors that disqualify you as a sponsor.