Parent-Grandparent Sponsorship 2024

Over the course of two (2) weeks, starting on May 21, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) will invite 35,700 potential sponsors to apply to sponsor their parents or grandparents. However, only those who submitted an interest to sponsor form in 2020 are eligible to be invited. The intake for new expressions of interest to sponsor is still closed.

Those who wish to sponsor their parents or grandparents for permanent residence in Canada but did not previously submit an interest to sponsor form in 2020 remain unable to do so, and IRCC has not given any timeline as to when they will open interests to sponsor in the future.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents who wish to reunite with their parents or grandparents can still apply for Super Visas. While a Super Visa does not allow one to remain in Canada permanently and does not confer the rights and privileges of Canadian permanent resident status, it does allow for a stay in Canada of up to five (5) years on each entry. Super Visas are also valid for up to ten (10) years. For those who did not submit an interest to sponsor form in 2020 or who are not invited to apply in the upcoming 2024 draw, a Super Visa may be the most viable option.

If you are interested in reuniting with your parents or grandparents in Canada or would like further information on the requirements of any of these programs, reach out to one of our professionals today for a consultation. Our Canadian immigration legal professionals can be reached by phone (416-368-1111) or via email:;;;;;