Sponsor your parents and grandparents: Find out if you’re invited to apply

2018 application process – closed

On July 31, 2018, we invited more potential sponsors to submit a complete application (we call this the second round). We posted the selected confirmation numbers on this page, but we removed them once the deadline to submit an application passed on October 5, 2018.

If you weren’t invited to apply in 2018, you’ll have the opportunity to submit your interest to sponsor your parents and grandparents in 2019.

Find out if you’re invited to apply in 2019

In 2019, the interest to sponsor form will be open for a limited time, and we’ll accept 27,000 submissions on a first-in, first-served basis.

We’ll invite potential sponsors to submit a complete application in the same order we receive the interest to sponsor forms.

Rounds of invitations

When we invite a group of potential sponsors to submit a complete application, we call this a round of invitations. Depending on the number of complete applications we receive, we may do more than 1 round of invitations.

For 2019, we’ll invite enough sponsors to receive 20,000 complete applications.

For each round of invitations:

If you’re invited to submit a complete application

We must receive your complete application within 60 days. The exact deadline will be specified in your invitation.

If you mail your application and we receive it after the deadline, we’ll return it to you. You can’t delay your invitation and apply later. You won’t get another invitation.

When you’re invited to apply, you’re automatically removed from our list of potential sponsors. If you’re invited this year but you change your mind at the time you receive your invitation, you’ll have to submit another interest to sponsor form if you want to sponsor your parents and grandparents again next year.

If you’re not invited to apply

We may do more than 1 round of invitations, depending on how many complete applications we receive at each round.

If you successfully submit the interest to sponsor form and you’re not invited to submit a complete application in 2019, we’ll keep your submission and contact information. Make sure you keep your email address up to date.

If you’d like your parents and grandparents to come to Canada, the super visa is another option. Your parents and grandparents may be eligible to apply for a super visa to stay in Canada for up to 2 years at a time.

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