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How to sponsor your parent or grandparent to become a permanent resident

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In order to sponsor your parent or grandparent to become a permanent resident of Canada, you must be at least 18 years of age. Parents and grandparents can be sponsored under the Family Class. The sponsor must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident or Canada, or someone listed in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian act.

There are certain responsibilities attached with sponsoring a parent or grandparent to become a permanent resident of Canada. For example, you must provide monetary assistance to the sponsored parent or grandparent, be certain they don’t require social assistance from the government of Canada and help cater to his/her various needs. The person sponsoring his/her parent or grandparent must meet certain income requirements in order to demonstrate he/she can provide financial support to the person being sponsored.

Furthermore, the person being sponsored under the Family Class must meet a number of eligibility requirements. The person must undergo a medical examination, background checks, and criminal checks. If the criminal check determines that your parent or grandparent has a criminal record, his/her application may get rejected. Remember, whoever poses a security risk to Canada or Canadian citizens are not permitted to enter Canada. The applicant may be required to present a certificate from the law enforcement authorities in his/her home country.

If you want to sponsor your parent or grandparent while living in Quebec, you would be required to meet the Quebec immigration sponsorship criteria after being approved by the federal government as a sponsor.

The sponsor and the sponsored parent or grandparent would be required to sign an agreement that legally bounds the sponsor to financially support the sponsored person for 3 to 20 years. If the sponsor is dependent and aged below 19 years, he/she would not be required to sign an agreement. Also, if you are living in Quebec, you would be required to sign an undertaking with the provincial government.

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