Parents and Grandparents Program 2020- Last week to submit the application

Posted by in CIC News, on October 29, 2020

Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) helps the parents & grandparents obtain Canadian Permanent residence and then citizenship.

Parents & Grandparents Program (PGP) Expression of Interest started in October 13’ 2020 and it is going to end on November 3, 2020 at 12 PM EST. Therefore, Canadian Citizens have time until Tuesday to notify Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada about their interest to sponsor their parents or grandparents.

IRCC is going to hold a lottery to invite up to 10,000 sponsors for submitting their PGP applications and getting their loved ones here in Canada.

What do you need for the First Step:

To be eligible to submit an interest to sponsor to IRCC, the sponsor must have either a digital copy of their Canadian Passport or the proof of status in Canada such as the Permanent Resident (PR) card.

After this, you need to provide information about your family including the number of people you wish to sponsor and after which the details will be submitted to IRCC and you will receive a confirmation number after successfully submitting the sponsor to Interest Form.

Income is the most significant requirement for eligibility:

If you are a Canadian Citizen or a permanent resident living in Canada, the main criteria for you to sponsor your parents or grandparents is the income requirement.

The income requirement for the number of people you sponsor is given below:

Total number of people you’ll be responsible for202020192018
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$69,42368,358
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

IRCC needs to be shown a minimum necessary income over the last three tax years i.e. 2018, 2019 and 2020; in order to prove that you can financially support your family members.

Step One is just submitting an interest to sponsor and proof of income is not needed in this step. However, in step three, you need to submit you Notice of Assessment (NOA) to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

IRCC is expecting to receive the 10,000 applications in early 2021. And, it will assess your income in 2018, 2019, and 2020. However, given it is unlikely you will have your 2020 NOA by early 2021, IRCC is will allow you to submit the 2020 NOA after you have submitted your sponsorship application.

To count the number of people you are responsible for, you have to include the following in the minimum income requirement:

  • Yourself i.e. the Sponsor
  • Spouse or common law partner (can also be co-signers in the application)
  • Dependent children
  • Spouse or common law partner’s children
  • Another person you have sponsored is you are still financially responsible for the at the time of application
  • Parents or grandparents you want to sponsor
  • Dependents of parents or grandparents you want to sponsor
  • Any dependent children that will not come to Canada with their parents or grandparents
  • The sponsors parent or grandparent’s spouse or partner, even if they will not come to Canada.
  • The separated spouse of the parent or grandparent

The 2021 Parents and Grandparents Program will be three times larger than 2020. IRCC has stated it will invite up to 30,000 sponsors to submit PGP applications next year. Hence, even if you are not among the 10,000 sponsors for the 2020 PGP, you will have another major chance in 2021.

So contact us for Parents and Grandparents Program with details so that we can get your parents and grand parents here with their beloved families in Canada that is you and your family.


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