The Parents and Grandparents Program application process typically opens once a year. It lets citizens and permanent residents of Canada sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada.

Step 1: If you’re eligible to become a sponsor, you must submit an interest to sponsor form.

Step 2: After the online form closes, IRCC randomly select and invite potential sponsors to apply to sponsor their parents and grandparents.

Step 3: If you’re invited to apply, IRCC must receive your application package by the deadline that’s in your invitation.

If you aren’t invited to apply:

If you’d like your parents and grandparents to come to Canada, they may be eligible to apply for a super visa which could let them stay in Canada for up to 5 years at a time, they can apply to extend their stay while in Canada by up to 2 years at a time.