Sponsor your parents and grandparents: About the process


Sponsor a parent or grandparent: from $1,080

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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 2022 intake, you were able to sponsor your parents and grandparents to become permanent residents of Canada.

Between October 12 and 20, 2022, we invited potential sponsors to apply. The deadline to apply has now passed.

We aren’t accepting any more applications for the 2022 process.

If you were invited to apply, there were 2 applications that must have been submitted 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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