Serving Saint John, NB
87 Prince William St. Second Floor
Saint John, NB E2L 2B2
Parent sponsorship has become a highly competitive category as many new Canadians wish to sponsor their parents to join them in Canada. The number of sponsorships each year is capped and there is a minimum income requirement for sponsors which is based on the past three tax years.
The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents outside Quebec to sponsor their parents and/or grandparents to become permanent residents of Canada.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) operates a lottery system sponsoring parents whereby citizens and permanent residents must submit an Interest to sponsor form before being placed in a pool. IRCC makes random draws from the pool and issues Invitations to Apply. The sponsors and their parents and grandparents then have 60 days to submit a full application after being invited to apply.
Those not successful in the parental sponsorship process should consider the Parents and Grandparents Super Visa, which allows a parent or grandparent to visit Canada for up to two (2) years at a time and allows multiple entries for up to ten (10) years.
Monday to Friday 9:00 to 5:00 by appointment