Sponsor your parents and grandparents: About the process


Sponsor a parent or grandparent: from $1,085

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The persons you sponsor may need to give biometrics after they apply. This processing time includes the time they need to give their biometrics.

About the process

If you submitted the interest to sponsor form in 2020 and were invited to apply to the 2021 intake, you can sponsor your parents and grandparents to become permanent residents of Canada.

If you’re invited to apply, there are 2 applications that are submitted and reviewed for the parents and grandparents program:

  • the sponsorship application and
  • the permanent residence application

If both applications are approved, you’ll sign an agreement called an undertaking that starts on the day the person you’re sponsoring (and their family members, if this applies) becomes a permanent resident of Canada. This agreement is discussed under Who is eligible to sponsor a parent or grandparent.

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