The Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship program allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come and live with them in Canada. Under this program, IRCC supports family reunification, allowing people to reunite with their children and grandchildren.
Every year, Canada accepts applications for the Parents and Grandparents Program for a limited period. Canadian permanent residents & citizens can also sponsor their parents and grandparents to settle in Canada permanently.
The sponsors and their parents/grandparents need to meet the eligibility requirements to be granted permanent resident status in Canada. The sponsor must:
Please Note: Sponsors living in Quebec need to sign a supplementary undertaking with the province that binds the sponsorship. Moreover, they also need to meet the sponsorship requirements of Quebec after being approved as a sponsor by IRCC.
Canadian citizens and permanent residents who want to sponsor their parents or Grandparents need to submit an Interest to the Sponsor from the IRCC website.
From this pool, IRCC sponsors 20,000 complete applications on a first-come, first-served order. Those who receive an invitation to apply have 90 days to submit a complete application.
The Super Visa for Parents and Grandparents is a multiple-entry visitor visa issued for a period of up to 10 years.
The sponsor must meet the following requirements for Super Visa Canada:
Moreover, the person being sponsored should fall under the family class. The sponsor and the person being sponsored must sign an agreement confirming that both parties understand mutual responsibilities and obligations
The sponsor needs to submit the following documents: