Parent / Grandparent

Canadian permanent residents or citizens may be eligible to sponsor a parent or grandparent for permanent residence if they meet the income requirement and are successful in a lottery. Rules often change annually.

Canadian permanent residents or citizens may be eligible to sponsor a parent or grandparent for permanent residence if they meet the income requirement and are successful in a lottery. Rules often change annually.

Generally, the sponsor must be able to show that the sponsor and his or her spouse earn at least 30% above the published Low Income Cut Off (LICO) for their family size, including any parents or grandparents being sponsored. Income must be shown on three consecutive Canada Revenue Agency Notices of Assessment.

Parents or grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents may also support their parents or grandparents for a Super Visa. This is a long-term temporary residence visa (TRV). The application process is similar to that for a regular TRV.

Additional documentation includes:

  • A letter of invitation from the child or grandchild residing in Canada
  • Documents that prove the sponsoring child or grandchild meets the LICO level
  • Proof of parental relationship with child or grandchild, such as a birth certificate that names them as a parent
  • Proof of emergency medical insurance coverage for one year with a Canadian insurance company

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