Individuals wishing to sponsor their parents and / or grandparents in 2019 can begin the process by submitting an Interest to Sponsor form on January 28 at noon, Eastern Standard Time.
The form will be available for a limited time. The Department of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship of Canada will accept the full applications of potential sponsors in the order in which they were received, until the limit of 20,000 full applications is reached.
This “first-in, first-served” approach will replace the random selection process that was used last year.
Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said that the Interest to Sponsor form has been improved and now includes features that can help the department identify duplicate applications and alleged fraud.
To be eligible to sponsor parents and grandparents, applicants must:
If you sponsor your parents and grandparents to come to Canada as a permanent resident, you must: