Parents and Grandparents Program Application Deadline Date

The Parents and Grandparents Program Application deadline date is Friday, June 28, 2019. Sponsors who received invitations to apply for Canada’s Parents And Grandparents Program have until this date to submit their applications.

The Parents and Grandparents Program allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada permanently.

According to the Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, over 100,000 people tried to apply for this program when it opens on January 28, 2019, but only about 27,000 of them were able to complete the application.

Those who succeeded in completing and submitted the interest to sponsor forms online will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis.


If you are interested in the Parents and Grandparents Program and will like to know the process involved because you have an interest in sponsoring your parents or grandparents in the next round, then continue below.

Parents and Grandparents Program Process

Step 1: Potential sponsors indicate their interest

Eligible potential sponsors complete an ‘Interest to Sponsor’ form to let IRCC know they wish to sponsor their parents and grandparents. The form requires potential sponsors to upload a copy of a status in Canada document.

The form will remain available until a set number has been received.

Step 2: Invitations to sponsor are sent

Once the interest to sponsor period ends, IRCC will review the submissions and remove duplicates.

IRCC officials will then invite interested potential sponsors to submit a complete application to sponsor their parents and grandparents, in order interest to sponsor forms were received. This process will continue until the cap of 20,000 completed applications is reached.

Step 3: Applications are submitted

Those who are invited to apply have 60 calendar days for IRCC to receive their complete application. Those who submit an interest to sponsor form and receive a confirmation number, but do not receive an invitation to apply in 2019, will have their form retained by IRCC for consideration in 2020.


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