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Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents for Canada in 2021

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Between September 23 and October 7, 2021, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada will issue 30,000 invitations to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents to sponsor their parents and grandparents.

IRCC is drawing from last year’s pool of candidates to issue this year’s invitations.

Invitations will come by email as “Parents and Grandparents Program Invitation”. Applications need to be completed including fees within 60 days.

Eligibility criteria to become a sponsor includes being at least 18 years old, a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, and meeting minimum necessary income requirements.

Sponsored parents and grandparents will become Permanent Residents of Canada.