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Parental Sponsorship Draw 2023

Sponsors your Parents for Permanent Residence

Individuals wishing to sponsor their parents or grandparents for PR will have to enter a yearly draw, and wait to be selected to apply. The quota each year is approximates 20,000 invitations.  IRCC has yet to announce the draw dates for 2023.  Only individuals that are eligible should enter the draw. Otherwise, your application will be refused due to ineligibility.  Read more below on eligibly criteria.

Once an invitation is issued, individuals will have 60 days to submit a complete application to IRCC. It is extremely important to submit an complete application, otherwise, the application will not be accepted and it will be returned 4 months later.  Individuals will lose their opportunity to sponsor on the issued invitation as the 60 day deadline window for submitting a complete application will have passed by the time the application is returned for being incomplete.  These individuals will have to re-enter the draw again in following years and be lucky enough to get another invitation to sponsor.

IRCC has also announced that the application submission will change from a paper based application to an electronic, online submission.  All PR applications will now be submitted electronically to IRCC.

To be eligible to sponsor:

  • You must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • You must be 18 years of age or older

  • You must meet or exceed the minimum necessary income (MNI) requirement for Family Sponsorship

  • You must sign an undertaking agreement that commits you to provide financial support for your sponsored parents or grandparents and repay any provincial social assistance benefits paid to the sponsored family members for 20 years. 

  • If the sponsor lives in Quebec, an additional undertaking agreement must be signed

Sponsors must provide three Notices of Assessment from the CRA to IRCC to prove that they meet the minimum necessary income requirement.


If you do not qualify for Parental PR sponsorship because you do not meet the MNI for the 3 year period, you can apply for a Super Visa as the income required is only for 1 year and it is about 30% lower.  Read more about Super Visa.

Parental Sponsorship 2020


Minimum Necessary Income tables for 2023

*The below table is for all provinces except Quebec.  A separate table is used for Quebec residents

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