Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship
The Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program (PGSP) is a draw-based immigration program that usually opens once year and allows citizens and permanent residents of Canada to sponsor their parents and grandparents for Canadian permanent residency.
To read about the program’s 2022 delivery intake, please click here.
**Please note that the information provided on this page relates to the sponsors who are living outside of Quebec. If you are living in the province of Quebec and wish to sponsor your parents or grandparents, there are other specific requirements that you need to meet.
Who is Eligible to be a Sponsor?
The parents and grandparents sponsorship program has specific requirements and eligibility criteria that both the sponsor(s) and the applicant(s) have to meet. To be eligible to sponsor your parent(s) or grandparent(s), you must:
In addition to the requirements mentioned above, as this is a draw-based program, you must first be invited to apply by IRCC.
The Sponsorship Undertaking
As part of your responsibilities as a sponsor, you must sign a sponsorship undertaking and commit to financially support the sponsored person for 20 years. This means that you will be financially responsible for any basic needs of the person sponsored and will repay any social assistance (if applicable).
**Both applications must be approved in order to sponsor your parents or grandparents.
How does the process work?
The first step of the process is submitting your interest to sponsor your parents or grandparents once the program opens. If you are invited to apply, you must prepare and submit two applications:
1) The Sponsorship Application
The sponsorship application will include all the required documents and information of the sponsor to assess the his/her eligibility for this program.
2) The Permanent Residence Application
The permanent residence application will include all the documents and information of the applicant(s) to assess their eligibility for Canadian permanent residency.
Sponsor's Financial Requirements
As part of the requirements if this program, the sponsor must prove that they have enough income to financially support the sponsored person for 20 years.
The sponsor must prove that their income meets the minimum requirements as set out by the government every year. Some of the required financial documents from the sponsor include:
The minimum necessary income for 2022 according to the sponsor’s family size.
Please note that for this program, the sponsor’s income during the past three years must be equal to the amount listed in the table below plus 30%.
Invited to Apply?
After submitting your interest to sponsor form, you may be invited to apply and have to prepare your application to be submitted before the deadline.
**For the 2022 process, the deadline to submit your application is December 24th, 2022.
If you are unfamiliar with Canadian immigration forms and policies, we highly recommend seeking assistance from an experienced immigration consultant to avoid any delays or rejections in your application.
Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship FAQ
The application fee for the parents and grandparents sponsorship program is $1,080.00. However, depending on your case you might be required to provide your biometrics which would cost $85.00, undergo medical examinations and apply for a police certificate.
Unfortunately, you can only sponsor your own parents or grandparents. However, if eligible you can be a co-signer in your spouse’s sponsorship application.
How Can We Help
Canadian immigration laws can be complex and challenging. At Moshiri Immigration, our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC) specialize in Canadian immigration law. We have successfully handled many parents and grandparents sponsorship applications, and we can help you too!
Our years of experience allow us to provide practical and straightforward advice, ensuring you get the results you want. From the moment you become a client at Moshiri Immigration, we guarantee that your case will be handled with the utmost professionalism and personal attention.