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How to Sponsor your parents and/or grandparents to Canada

October 8, 2021BY Canoz-visa ( 0 ) Comment

Parents Sponsorship

How to Sponsor your parents and/or grandparents to Canada

Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident looking forward to getting your parents or grandparents to Canada? Luckily, you can sponsor your parents and/or grandparents to Canada. But this raises another question, how to sponsor your parents and or grand parents to Canada permanently.

But before the process, let us break the exciting news to you. Recently, IRCC has declared that it will issue a record number of invitations that is 30,000 invitations starting September 23, 2021. Over a period of 15 days, IRCC will be issuing invitations via email to those who entered the lottery draw in 2020. Please note, no new entries are acceptable in 2021. This policy applies to only those who entered the pool in 2020. 

If you are someone who has not made any entry yet but are looking forward to making one, then you will have to wait uptil 2022, perhaps the initial months of the year.

Once you receive an invitation, you will have a time limit of 60 days to submit your application to the IRCC. Here comes the catch. Submission of a complete application is really important. If you happen to submit an incomplete application it will not be accepted and you might get a negative decision within a couple of months. And we are pretty sure, nobody would like their application to be turned down despite an issued ITA. If this would be the case then you will have to re-enter the draw once again starting from ground zero. And then it will be pure luck if the same opportunity knocks at your door once more.

Additionally, IRCC has also declared that the sponsorship applications will no longer be accepted as paper-based but online. Going forward every PR application will be an electronic submission.

IRCC has also introduced temporary changes to the income requirement for 2020. Rather than LICO +30%, the Minimum Necessary Income required for the 2020 will only comprise of LICO and not extra 30%. This is an initiative made by the Canadian government considering the fact that a number of people were financially affected due to business closures and layoffs during the pandemic. Not only this, but while calculating the income for 2020, a person’s EI will also be counted as a part of his/her income.

Coming back to our first question, how to sponsor your parents/grandparents to Canada. Keep reading to learn the special requirements.

Eligibility Criteria - How to Sponsor Parents and or Grand Parents to Canada

To be eligible to sponsor, you must be: 

  • a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • at least 18 years of age or older
  • able to maintain the MNI required for the Family sponsorship program
  • committed to financially support your sponsored parents/grandparents and pay back any social assistance that the sponsoring family members have received in the last 20 years.
  • Those who live in Quebec have to sign an additional undertaking agreement.

Also, you will have to provide IRCC the Notice of assessments th​at you would have received from IRCC in the last three years. This supports your fulfilment of the MNI requirement.

In case you do not fulfil all the above-mentioned conditions to sponsor your parents/grandparents to Canada, you always have a second option. You can apply for a Super Visa. In this visa all you need to demonstrate is one year’s income and it is about 30% less than that required in Parental PR sponsorship.

How much Income Do You Need to Sponsor Your Parents and Grandparents to Move to Canada?

The sponsors under the Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program must meet the below-listed MNI. 

The table below is only applicable to those living in any Canadian province except Quebec.

Income required for the 3 tax years prior to date of application (for those applying in 2021)

Size of Family Unit

2020

2019

2018

2 people

$ 32,899

$ 41,007

$ 40,379

3 people

$ 40,445

$ 50,414

$ 49,641

4 people

$ 49,106

$ 61,209

$ 60,271

5 people

$  55,695

$ 78,296

$ 77,095

6 people

$ 62,814

$ 78,296

$ 77,095

7 people

$ 69,935

$ 87,172

$ 85,835

If more than 7 people, for each additional person add:

$ 7,121

$ 8,876

$ 8,740

Family Sponsorship Income Required in Quebec

If the sponsors are living in Quebec, their parent sponsorship income requirement is different from the above-given table. Here, the sponsors are assumed to be competent in satisfying the undertaking upon a condition. The condition being, for the last 12 months they have had gross income from Canadian sources that is equivalent to the total income as shown in Table 1 and Table 2 below. The income demonstrated in both tables is indexed each year.

The amounts below apply to those applying for Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship in 2021.

Table 1

Sponsor’s Basic income is required to meet his/her own family’s basic needs

 

Total number of members

in the family

Basic annual income required

1

$24,296

2

$33,796

3

$40,491

4

$46,569

5

$51,829

The gross annual income is increased by $5260 for each additional dependent



Table 2

Sponsor’s Additional income required to meet the basic needs of the sponsored parent/grandparent and his/her immediate family

No. of Persons 18 years of age or above

No. of Persons below 18 years of age 

Additional gross annual income required of the sponsor

0

1

$ 8409

0

2

$ 13328

The gross annual income required is increased by $4,444 for each additional person under 18 years of age.

 

 

 

 

 

No. of Persons 18 years of age or above

No. of Persons below 18 years of age 

Additional gross annual income required of the sponsor

1

 

$17,770

1

1

$23,876

1

2

$26,960

The gross annual income required is increased by $3,082 for each additional person under 18 years of age.

 

No. of Persons 18 years of age or above

No. of Persons below 18 years of age 

Additional gross annual income required of the sponsor

2

 

$26,060

2

1

$29,192

2

2

$31,515

The gross annual income required is increased by $2,313 for each additional person under 18 years of age. And it increases by $8,285 for every additional person 18 years of age or above

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