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Can I sponsor a child who is over the age limit for a dependant?

Children under 22 years of age are eligible as dependants, as long as they are not married or not in a common-law relationship. You can sponsor a child who is 22 years of age or older if theymeet both of these requirements:• They have depended on their parents for financial support since before the age […]

What is considered social assistance when sponsoring my family members?

Under Canada’s immigration law, if you get social assistance other than for a disability, you aren’t eligible to sponsor your family member(s). Social assistance income doesn’t count toward your total income when IRCC assesses if you meet the income requirement. Also, if you sponsor someone and they get social assistance during the time you agreed […]

Who can be my co-signer on my application to sponsor my parents and grandparents?

To help you meet the income requirement to sponsor your parents and grandparents, your cosigner can be your spouse or common-law partner. Your co-signer must also provide proof of income for the last 3 taxation years before the date of your application. Your co-signer must also meet the same eligibility requirements as you and agree […]

How do I sponsor my parents and grandparents to become permanent resident of Canada?

The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) opens once a year. It lets citizens and permanent residents of Canada sponsor their parents and grandparents to come and stay in Canada permanently. First, you will have to submit an online interest to sponsor form. After that, IRCC will randomly select an invite potential sponsors to apply. If […]