Parents And Grandparents Sponsorship 2018 Results

17000 new parents and grandparents applications to be accepted

Canada to now accept 17,000 applications under Parents & Grandparents Program in 2018

IRCC has said that increasing annual cap by 7,000 will best support immigration goals. The Government has increased the number of applications that it will accept for processing this year, which were earlier said to be capped at 10,000 applications. Parents & Grandparents Program


The additional 7, 000 invitations will be issued using the same randomized selection process that IRCC has been employing for its earlier invitations this year. Sponsors who receive an ITA will have 2 months from the date they receive their invitation to submit a complete application.


IRCC’s Parents and Grandparents Program is one of Canada’s Family Class sponsorship initiatives and allows successful applicants to apply for permanent residence for their parents and / or grandparents. To be eligible to sponsor one’s parents and grandparents to become a permanent resident, applicants must be:


  • 1. At least 18 years old; and

  • 2. A Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

  • 3. If you sponsor your parents and grandparents to come to Canada as a permanent resident, you must

  • 4. Support that person and their dependants financially

  • 5. Meet the minimum necessary income level for this program by submitting notices of assessment issued by the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) in support of their sponsorship.


Sponsors must also demonstrate they have met the minimum necessary income level for three consecutive years. If married or in a common-law relationship, the income of both persons can be includedand the sponsor and the sponsored relative must sign a sponsorship agreement that commits the sponsor to provide financial support for the sponsored person for up to 20 years. Sponsors applying in Quebec must also be eligible for Quebec’s immigration sponsorship requirements after IRCC approves them as a sponsor. To prove income levels, sponsors must submit notices of assessment issued by CRA for 3 years.


Parents And Grandparents Sponsorship 2018 Results

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New invitations to apply to sponsor parents & grandparents

The Government of Canada has said that it will begin issuing additional invitations to potential sponsors of parents and grandparents who submitted an Interest to Sponsor form earlier this year.


A first round of invitations had gone out in March. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is aiming at receiving 10,000 completed applications through its Parents and Grandparents Program in 2018.


Interested sponsors invited during the March 2018 round had approximately 2 months till May 25 to submit a complete application for sponsorship. Invitees who could not submit a completed application by this date were rejected because of which there is current opportunity for new potential sponsors to receive one and apply.


IRCC says the same randomized list that was used to invite the first round of potential sponsors will be used in this invite too.


Potential sponsors who receive an invitation will have 2 months to submit a complete application to sponsor their parents and grandparents. Invitation issued will be sent to potential sponsors over the next few days.


IRCC has encouraged anyone who submitted an Interest to Sponsor form between January 2 and February 1, 2018, and who has not yet been invited to apply to check their email and junk mail carefully throughout the week.


IRCC says potential sponsors can confirm whether they have been selected by consulting their UCI number and comparing it with the list of randomly selected numbers.If your number is a match, that means you have been invited to apply for sponsorship.


A sponsor can also complete the Check If You were Selected online form to confirm if you were selected. IRCC said a response can take up to 10 business days.


SoKeep a lookout for an if you submitted an Interest to Sponsor form in January