Ambreen Husain – Pace Immigration: We get a lot of questions from clients asking how they can sponsor a parent or grandparent to Canada. Such interest has increased with the government’s announcement that Canada will double the number of accepted parents and grandparents from 5,000 per year to 10,000 per year.

10,000 might seem like a big number, but in our experience the number of accepted applications fills up within the first few weeks of each year.

Sponsor A Parent Or Grandparent To Canada

January 2017 is now coming fast and with it the annual rush to file for sponsorship. On January 3rd, the government will begin accepting applications. Many things need to be done to ensure a successful application. These include:

  • completion of PD7A forms for the Canada Revenue agency
  • employment references to show that you are gainfully employed
  • documents, including photos, to prove your relationship with the parent/grandparent
  • your financial evaluation, to show that you can support your parent/grandparent
  • birth certificates and other bona fides for your parents/grandparents
  • common law / marriage paperwork, if your spouse is a co-sponsor

These are only a few of the things that need to be included in your application. The checklist is long and, if you get something wrong, your application will be denied for that year.

100% Success Rate

The government reopened parent and grandparent sponsorships two years ago and we have had a 100% success rate since then. We accomplish this by starting as early as possible, accepting a limited number of clients, and by being meticulous at what we do.

It is vital to have your application completed properly and delivered on time to immigration authorities.

If you want to sponsor a parent or grandparent, we would encourage you to start now. Please contact us by telephone at 416-236-3060 or by email at