Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship
Canadian citizens and permanent residents may bring their parents and grandparents to Canada through one of two popular programs: the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) and/or the Super Visa program.
Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP)
Canada's Family Class sponsorship program includes a stream dedicated to parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Parents and grandparents approved under this program receive Canadian permanent residence and may eventually be able to apply for Canadian citizenship.
To be eligible for Canada's Parents and Grandparents Program, an individual must meet:
· be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or a registered Indian under the Canadian Indian Act;
· be 18 years of age or older;
· be residing in Canada (potential applicants will need to provide a proof of status during the Interest to Sponsor phase);
· exceed the minimum necessary income level for this program (if married or in a common-law relationship, the income of both the sponsor and spouse can be included) and provide proof of income to IRCC;
· sign an undertaking
o to financially support the sponsored for 20 years (starting when they become permanent residents); and
o to repay any social assistance benefits paid to the sponsored family members (if applicable) for a period of 20 years.
o If the sponsor resides in Quebec, an additional "undertaking" must be signed with the province of Quebec.
Applicants to the PGP will have to prove that they meet the minimum income requirements by submitting notices of assessment issued by the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) in support of their application.
Who is not eligible to sponsor a parent or grandparent
Individuals are not eligible to sponsor a parent and/or grandparent if they:
· are less than 18 years old;
· will not live in Canada when applying to sponsor the parent and/or grandparent and/or when the sponsored parent and/or grandparent becomes a permanent resident;
o A a potential sponsor, an applicant's primary residential address must be in Canada at the time of applying and until a decision is made on the application.
· are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, or a registered Indian in Canada;
· are a temporary resident who is visiting, studying or working in Canada on a visa or permit;
· have a permanent residence application that is still in process
o A potential sponsor must have permanent resident status at the time of submitting the sponsorship application.
· cannot show proof of income that demonstrates they has the required Minimum Necessary Income (MNI).
In addition, individuals may not be eligible to sponsor a parent and grandparent if they:
· are in jail, prison, or penitentiary
· did not pay back:
o an immigration loan
o a performance bond
o court-ordered family support payments such as alimony or child support
· did not give the financial support they agreed to when signing a sponsorship agreement to sponsor a relative in the past
· declared bankruptcy and are not discharged
· receive social assistance for a reason other than a disability
· were convicted of a violent criminal offence, any offence against a relative or any sexual offence inside or outside Canada
· cannot legally stay in Canada and must leave the country because they received a Removal Order.
There may be additional reasons that may result in a person being ineligible to sponsor a parent and/or grandparent.
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