The Minister of Immigration has announced that the Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship program will be re-opening in 2018. Similar to the new process introduced for 2017, potential sponsors will be required to first express their interest in sponsoring by submitting the online “Interest to Sponsor” form. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will then randomly select 10,000 potential sponsors and invite them to submit a sponsorship application within 90 days of selection.
Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada who would like to sponsor their parents or grandparents will be able to submit the online Interest to Sponsor form from 12pm EST on January 2 to 12pm EST on February 1, 2018.
To help ensure that only eligible sponsors submit an Interest to Sponsor form, IRCC has added additional questions to the 2018 form to assess the eligibility of potential sponsors.
To determine if you meet the qualifications to sponsor your parents or grandparents under this program, contact us at (416) 548-9101 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a consultation.