Interest to sponsor web form

You must submit this form to let us know you’re interested in sponsoring your parents and grandparents. This is not an application.

  • This form will be available for 30 days, starting at noon EST on January 2, 2018. You must submit it by noon EST on February 1, 2018.
  • Don’t submit this form more than once. It will not increase your chances of being chosen. We’ll remove duplicate forms.

We’ll choose potential sponsors randomly and invite them to apply to sponsor their parents and grandparents.

Note: If you want your parents or grandparents to visit you in Canada, you can apply for a super visa.

Your information (principal sponsor)

Make sure this information is correct. It must be the same as what you’ll put on your application, if you’re invited to apply. Double-check all fields before submitting.

Enter the name and date of birth as it is on your passport, travel or identity document.

If there is not a complete date of birth, select the year of birth and “01” for the day and month.

Count the members of your family unit. If you have a co-signer, add the members of your co-signers` family unit. Include:

Count the number of parents and grandparents you want to sponsor AND their dependants (spouse or partner and dependent children). You must also include the dependants who will not come to Canada with your parents or grandparents.

Income requirements

You (and your co-signer, if applicable) must prove that you have enough income to support all the persons you will be financially responsible for once you become a sponsor.

You’ll have to provide proof that you meet the income requirements for each of the three taxation years right before the date of your application.

The following table applies to residents of all provinces except Quebec. If you live in Quebec, the Quebec ministry in charge of immigration will assess your income.

Total number of persons you would be responsible for
(To calculate this number, add your answers to questions 2 and 3)
Minimum income required for the three taxation years right before the date of your application
2 persons
3 persons
4 persons
5 persons
6 persons
7 persons
If more than 7 persons, for each additional person, add

Your parents’ and grandparents’ information

* 5. Provide the names and dates of birth for the parents and grandparents you wish to sponsor. (required)

Enter the name and date of birth as it is on the passport, travel or identity document of the parent(s) and grandparent(s) you want to sponsor. If there is not a complete date of birth, select the year of birth and “01” for the day and month.

Note: If you are invited to apply, you can’t sponsor your in-laws. You can only sponsor your own parents and grandparents.

Name of parent or grandparent (1)

Consent and disclaimer

Information provided to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is collected under the authority of sections 12(1) and 13(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and pursuant to the Ministerial Instructions issued under section 87.3 of the IRPA. The information will be used to ensure that each individual applying to be a sponsor is considered once as part of the randomized selection intake management process and to facilitate the application of the provisions in the Ministerial Instructions.

Should you not provide the information requested, your expression of interest to sponsor your parents or grandparents may not be included in the randomized selection intake management process.

The information you provided will be used, disclosed and retained as described in the personal information bank (PIB) CIC PPU 013 (Family Class and Discretionary). Individuals also have a right to protection, correction and access to their personal information stored in each corresponding PIB under the Access to Information Act.

Should you be dissatisfied with IRCC’s handling of your personal information, you have a right to file a complaint to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Further details on the PIBs pertaining to IRCC’s line of business and services, and the Government of Canada’s access to information and privacy programs, are available at the InfoSource website ( InfoSource is also available at public libraries across Canada.

This web form is being used to submit basic personal information to indicate to IRCC your interest to apply to sponsor in the Parents and Grandparents Program. Your email address will also be used to communicate with you about the process. Use of internet email to transmit personal information carries risk of access by third parties using various means. IRCC will send only very limited personal information to you via email in this process.

By signing below, you acknowledge that you understand and accept that IRCC is not responsible for any losses or damages suffered due to: third party access to your email; for any misuse of your personal information by a third party; or restrictions, delay, malfunction, or unavailability of email or this web form.

Clients should be careful to protect their personal identification information, including their date of birth and any confirmation number that may be issued to you by IRCC. As these personal identifiers may allow individuals to receive information about their files from IRCC via email, clients should not share this information with anyone, other than your formally authorized representative.

See IRCC’s policy on Internet use.

Declaration of Individual:

I declare that the information I have given in this form is truthful, complete and accurate.

I understand that by typing my name and clicking SIGN, I am electronically signing this online form and that I have read and understood the above declaration, notice and disclaimer.

Double-check all fields and make sure the above information is correct before submitting.

The information you provide in this form must be the same as what you’ll put on your application if you’re invited to submit an application.

After you submit this form, you’ll see a confirmation page with a confirmation number. Keep this number for your records.

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