What to Know About Bringing Your Parents Into Canada

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What to Know About Bringing Your Parents Into Canada

Are you trying to bring in a parent or a grandparent into Canada? Fortunately for you, the CIC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) has programs, such as super visa programs and family class sponsorship programs, that let you do just that. All you need to do is to express interest in bringing those individuals into Canada, and they will stand a chance at being invited into those programs.

With that said, if you are wondering how exactly you can bring your parents and grandparents into Canada, here is all that you need to know: 

The family class sponsorship program

The family class sponsorship program is just one of the programs you can use to bring in your parents and grandparents. With success through this program, said individuals would immediately receive a PR (permanent residence) status. However, it will take a few years until they are eligible for citizenship. 

The requirements

With that, there are a few requirements on the sponsor’s side. For instance, if you are sponsoring your parents, you will need to be at least eighteen years old, be a citizen or permanent residence of Canada, and meet the income requirements. Finally, you must sign a document stating that you will be fully financially responsible for the sponsored individual (or individuals) basic needs for a set amount of time. Within that period, if any government assistance is given, you will need to pay the government back.

While the requirements to be a sponsor can be tough, there are a few things you can keep in mind to help out. For example, if you do not fulfil the income requirements set forth by the IRCC, you can have a co-signer who does fulfil it to sign the agreement with you.  

The disqualifications

Now that you know what you need to fulfil to qualify as a sponsor under the family class sponsorship program, it is also good to know the things that may disqualify you. That is because, by familiarizing yourself with this, you will be able to tell whether or not you can bring actually your parents or grandparents into Canada under the program.

What are the examples of disqualifications? First, while receiving disability assistance will not disqualify you from becoming a sponsor, any other type of social assistance will.

Second, if you are proven to have failed at any other program, such as failing to meet the income requirements, you will be ineligible to be a sponsor.

Other examples can include having criminal offences, removal orders, and similar cases, all of which will disqualify you from becoming a sponsor under the family sponsorship programs. 

Additionally, be reminded that the CIC does comprehensive checks on sponsors. If they find out that you have falsified information for your application, you can you in deep trouble.

Conclusion

If you do fully qualify for the family class sponsorship program, then you can expect a smooth process. The only thing standing between you and your parents getting to you is a few documents and time.

That said, if you are having trouble going through the process and that you need help in doing so, do not worry. Immigration agencies are there to help you, and all you need to do is reach out to them. They will get everything you need to ensure that you successfully get your parents or grandparents into Canada and do so without much hassle.

Are you looking for a professional Canada immigration expert to help? Please contact us at info@brightimmigration.com or call 1-888-404-8472. 

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