Parent and Grandparent Program application processing times are based on the latest information available from Canadian immigration authorities.
Note: Please use our new Canada Immigration Processing Times Tool to get up-to-date information on processing times under the Federal Skilled Worker Class.
Through the Parent and Grandparent Program, Canadian citizens and permanent residents may sponsor foreign parents and grandparents to immigrate to Canada as Canadian permanent residents. Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents applying under this program will receive Canadian permanent resident status, and may eventually apply for Canadian citizenship after fulfilling residency obligations.
Processing Times Tool
The government of Canada recently changed how immigration processing times are published. Use our Canada Immigration Processing Times Tool to get the latest information on Parent and Grandparent Program processing times.
Changes for 2016
The way in which Canadian immigration processing times are published by the government of Canada changed as of January, 2016. Processing times are not currently published per visa office; rather, they are published depending on when the application was submitted.