Find out if you’re invited to apply

How the 2023 intake works

For the 2023 intake, we invited potential sponsors from the remaining pool of interest to sponsor forms submitted in 2020.

Between October 10 and 23, 2023, we sent 24,200 invitations to apply. Our goal is to accept up to 15,000 complete applications.

You must submit your application by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on December 22, 2023. There are no exceptions.

If you’re invited to apply

We sent your invitation to the email address you put on your 2020 interest to sponsor form. To make sure you didn’t miss our invitation, do the following:

If your email address has changed or you have lost your confirmation number

You can also use the Find your lost confirmation number page to:

Check your invitation status using your confirmation number

Answer a few questions to look up your confirmation number and find out if you’re invited to apply.

If your confirmation number isn’t included in the tool, you weren’t invited to apply.

Confirmation numbers

If you’re not invited to apply

Parents and grandparents can visit for extended periods

If you’d like your parents and grandparents to come to Canada, they may be eligible to apply for a super visa which could let them stay in Canada for 5 years at a time.

Parents and grandparents visiting on a super visa can also apply for 2-year extensions to their stay while still in Canada.

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