Bringing Your Loved Ones Home: A Comprehensive Guide to Parents Sponsorship in Canada 2023

Canada is a great place to live, and many immigrants choose to make it their permanent home. Canada is a popular destination for immigrants looking to make it their permanent home.

In this article, we will discuss the requirements and process for parent sponsorship in Canada through the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). This includes the sponsorship agreement, eligibility criteria, application forms, and fees.

Eligibility Criteria for Parents Sponsorship in Canada

In order to be eligible to sponsor their parents, the sponsor must meet the following criteria:

  • The sponsor must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, indicating their legal status in the country.
  • The sponsor must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Financial capability is another crucial criterion. Sponsors must meet the minimum necessary income requirement, which varies based on the family size and location in Canada.
  • Sign an undertaking to provide for the basic needs of the sponsored person(s).
  • Not having any unpaid or unresolved defaults on previously sponsored agreements.
  • Not be in prison, bankrupt, or under a removal order.

Tip: if you need more details about eligibility criteria and requirements for Sponsor family members, go to have look in Steps for family sponsorship.

Requirements for Sponsored Parents in Parents Sponsorship Application

When applying for parents sponsorship in Canada, there are certain requirements that must be met for the parents being sponsored. These requirements typically include:

  • Pass a medical examination by a designated panel physician to ensure they are in good health and do not have any medical conditions that could affect their admissibility to Canada.
  • Complete and submit all necessary immigration forms. They must also provide required documentation, such as passports, birth certificates and supporting documents requested by Canadian immigration authorities.
  • Pass criminal and security checks.
  • Not have any outstanding debts or financial obligations in Canada.
  • Not have any medical conditions that would pose a risk to public health when they live in Canada.
  • Having a clean criminal record, with no past convictions or charges on record.

Application Process for Parents Sponsorship in Canada

The application process for PGP in Canada typically involves several steps.

After you Determine Eligibility and gather required documents you can start your application:

  • Visit the IRCC website to download the parent sponsorship application forms (interest to sponsor form).
  • Ensure you use the most up-to-date version. Make sure to download and print all the required forms. Pay the application fees as instructed.
  • If invited to apply, you have to submit a sponsorship application.
  • This application must include the necessary documents including an undertaking to provide for the basic needs of the sponsored person(s).
  • The sponsored person must submit an application for permanent residence. This application must include the required documents, including the results of the medical examination, as well as criminal and security checks.
  • IRCC assesses the application, and if it meets the eligibility criteria, the sponsored person(s) is granted permanent residence.

Tip: to submit your application and start to apply these steps visit How to apply or get a consultation from our expert consultants.

Processing Time and Fees for Parents Sponsorship Application in Canada

The processing time and fees for PGP 2023 application in Canada may vary depending on various factors, including the immigration program and the completeness of the application.

Here’s an overview of the general processing time and fees:

The processing time for the Canadian permanent resident application is always changing and now it is estimated at around 30 to 39 months.

The fees for the sponsorship application are

-Sponsor your parents or grandparents CAD $1,080:

  • (Sponsorship fee ($75), principal applicant processing fee ($490) and right of permanent residence fee ($515))

-Include the sponsor your spouse or partner of your parent or grandparent CAD $1,085:

  • (Processing fee ($570) and right of permanent residence fee ($515)).

Fees are subject to change. It is important to check the IRCC website for the latest fee schedule before applying.


Sponsoring parents to immigrate to Canada can be a complex and time-consuming process, but it is a worthwhile endeavor to have loved ones close by. To sponsor parents, the sponsor must meet the eligibility criteria, and the sponsored person(s) must meet the sponsorship requirements.

As with any legal matter, it is important to stay informed and updated with the latest information on sponsorship requirements and eligibility criteria for Canada parents or grandparents’ sponsorship. Consulting with a qualified immigration consultant can provide accurate and formal details for navigating the process successfully.

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Loujin Khalil
Loujin Khalil

Founder, RCIC-IRB.
LMRT Immigration Services.

Loujin Khalil is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC-IRB) and member of The College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC).

With expertise in asylum and refugee applications, he represents clients before the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), covering the Refugee Protection Division, Refugee Appeal Division, Immigration Division, and Immigration Appeal Division.

Areas of Expertise:
• Refugee Claim Applications (complex cases involving multiple nationalities, criminality, and exclusion 1F, 1E issues).
• Business Immigration Programs (Entrepreneur streams, Start-Up Visa…etc.).
• Family, Spousal and parents’ sponsorship.
• Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA).

For expert immigration consultation in Montreal, contact Loujin Khalil:
Email: [email protected]

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