Family Reunion

Who is Eligible to Sponsor A Parent or Grandparent?

You can sponsor your parents and grandparents if you’re 18 years of age or older, living in Canada and are a: Canadian citizen or person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or permanent resident of Canada.

Your Responsibilities

When you sponsor your parents and grandparents to become permanent residents of Canada, you must: meet certain income requirements, support that person and their dependents financially.

You and the sponsored relative must sign a sponsorship agreement that:

commits you to provide financial support for your relative (and any other eligible relatives accompanying them): for a period of three to 20 years, depending on their age and relationship to you, beginning on the date they become a permanent resident, states that the persons becoming permanent residents will make every effort to support themselves.