The Canadian government allows citizens and permanent residents of Canada to sponsor their parents and grandparents, but it requires that arriving immigrants receive care and support from their sponsors. When you sponsor persons who are members of the family class, you must sign an undertaking with the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. The undertaking is a promise to provide financial support and basic requirements for the family members you are sponsoring. Your spouse or common-law partner may help you meet the income requirement by co-signing the sponsorship application. A common-law partner is a person who is living with you in a conjugal relationship and has done so for at least one year prior to the signing of the undertaking.
The minimum necessary income requirement, which you must meet for each of the three years is equal to the Low Income Cut-off s (LICOs) plus 30% ,taking into account the number of family members for whom you are or will be financially responsible.
For further information regarding the procedures for applying for Parents Sponsorship, please contact our office.