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Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship 2019


Hero Member
Sep 21, 2017
Then in this case, for super visa holders currently in Canada, Will we mark as other as super visa option is not there and then in comments mention super visa. Doubt on putting as visitor, because 1st thought that comes seeing the visitor is 6mnths validity and but they have stayed more than 6 months on super visa.
Supervisa is a type of visitor visa only. They give you multiple entry visitor visa. I am putting "visitor visa" as option.

What are you putting in "To" dates if the parents are currently in Canada on super visa and don't know how long they are gonna stay?


Hero Member
Jun 19, 2017
Ottawa, Canada
Does it make any sense to add a non working spouse as "Cosponsor" who is dependent on me ?
We are a family of 4 (including me, spouse and 2 kids).
I am sponsoring my mother. Father is dead and both parents on spouse side are dead as well.
My income is pretty high and I meet criteria for a family size of even 10.
Does it make any difference one way or the other if spouse signs as co-sponsor or not if she herself is dependent on me ?
Someone in this forum advised me it would help if i lose my job during the process and my wife is still working. It made sense. But, in your case if she is not working, you don't need to add her as a co-signer at all. Even if u do, no difference.


Star Member
Apr 27, 2014
Do I still need to fill the additional dependent form 0008DEP if mother is the principle applicant and father is the only dependent? Thanks

What does the principal applicant do?
At this stage, the principal applicant must:

  • Sign the Application to sponsor, Sponsorship Agreement and Undertaking (IMM 1344)
  • Complete and sign the Generic Application Form for Canada (IMM 0008) and the Additional Dependants/Declaration (IMM 0008DEP) and include your accompanying and non-accompanying dependents on one form
  • Complete the Additional Dependents/Declaration (IMM 0008DEP) if more than five accompanying or non-accompanying family members exist


Star Member
Jan 23, 2019
Received mine too!!

Form submitted in 7 - 8 minutes
Confirmation email: 1.50 - 2PM EST
Invite email: 9 - 9.30 AM EST

This made my day. I was worried if I'm in the 20k or not. Doesn't matter anymore. IRCC is giving chance to everyone. Thank you Canada!! You are so generous.


Full Member
Oct 9, 2018
Hi everyone, I will be doing my parents application, my question is: should I fill a Use of a Representative Form? Thanks :)


Hero Member
Aug 1, 2017
Yet another family size question... sponsoring mom only (she is divorced and I'm a single kid)

2016 - single
2017 - single
2018 - married
2019 - married and pregnant

Family sizes:
2016 - 2
2017 - 2
2018 - 3
2019 - 4
Or.. family of 3 between 2016-18 and family of 4 next year when they ask for confirmation I still meet minimum income?

I have read the FAQ ( http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=1460&top=14) and I believe it should be 2/2/3 but it would be nice to have a second set of eyes on this. Thanks in advance :)