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Parents and Grandparents Program Reopens


Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program reopens this 2018.

On January 02, 2018, “Interest to Sponsor” will be available at the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship website. Those who wish to apply to sponsor their parents and grandparents in 2018 must first fill out this online form. It will be available until noon February 1, 2018.

Remember that those who meet the sponsorship eligibility requirements can apply and submit the “Interest to Sponsor” online form.  In the 2018 version, there is an additional question to help potential sponsors self-assess if they are eligible to sponsor.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced a new process in 2017 for application intake for sponsoring parents and grandparents to make it fairer and more transparent for applicants. They must submit an online form first then from there IRCC will randomly pick on who will be invited to complete the application package for the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship program.

“Family reunification is a priority for the Government of Canada. On January 2, I invite those who are eligible to sponsor to express their interest to bring their parents and grandparents to Canada. Helping more people reunite with their parents and grandparents in Canada demonstrates the government’s commitment to keeping families together, leading to successful integration and stronger ties to Canada.”

– The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship

The minimum income bracket required to be able to sponsor parents or grandparents are the following:

How to apply: Click this LINK


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