Sponsor your parents and grandparents: Submit the interest to sponsor form

The 2020 interest to sponsor form is now closed

The first step to sponsor your parents or grandparents is filling out the interest to sponsor form. The form was available:

  • from noon EDT on October 13, 2020
  • to noon EST on November 3, 2020

The form is now closed.

In 2021, we’ll open the interest to sponsor form again to accept 30,000 new applications.

If you were able to submit your interest to sponsor form

If you were able to submit the interest to sponsor form, you saw a page with a confirmation number. We asked you to write down this number so you can use it later to check if you’ve been invited to apply once we send out invitations.

We also sent you an email with the confirmation number to let you know we got your form.

Once you submit your interest to sponsor form, you can’t change it. If you made a mistake, find out how to correct it or update your information.

If you’re a representative and you submitted the form for multiple clients using the same email address, these submissions won’t be flagged as duplicates, and no correction is needed.

Invitations to apply

We randomly select and invite potential sponsors to apply to sponsor their parents and grandparents.

We start sending invitations after we review the submissions and remove duplicates. We do this to make sure every interested sponsor has the same opportunity to be invited to apply.

We send invitations by email. If you’re invited to apply, make sure you don’t miss the invitation:

If you aren’t 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 up to 2 years at a time.

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