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Canada to invite 23,100 interested potential sponsors for the parents and grandparents’ program

Canada to invite 23,100 interested potential sponsors for the parents and grandparents’ program

In order to find sponsors for the Parents and Grandparents Program in 2022, Canada will contact 23,100 interested parties. The PGP 2022 application process was just made public by IRCC. Canada will conduct a PGP lottery once more, this time using sponsorship interest for the pool in the fall of 2020.

The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) 2022 application intake process has just been made public in Canada. Over the following two weeks, 23,100 interested potential sponsors will get invitations to apply from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

This amount, according to IRCC, will allow it to fulfill its mandate to accept up to 15,000 complete applications for sponsorship under the PGP 2022. Later this week invites will start to arrive.

In the fall of 2020, IRCC will make a selection from individuals who indicated a desire to sponsor their parents and/or grandparents. According to IRCC, there are still over 155,000 potential sponsors in the pool.

At that time, prospective sponsors had three weeks to express interest by filling out a form on the IRCC website. After accepting about 10,000 applicants for the PGP 2020, IRCC conducted a lottery. The same pool was used by IRCC to select about 30,000 applicants for the PGP 2021 last year.

Qualification for the PGP

If the following applies, you may sponsor your parents and grandparents:

- You filled out the interest to sponsor form on the IRCC website between October 13, 2020, at 12 p.m. ET and November 3, 2020, at 12 p.m. ET.

- at least 18 years of age.

- You are a Canadian.

- You are a person who is registered as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act, a Canadian citizen, or a permanent resident of Canada.

- You have sufficient funds to support the individuals you want to support (by demonstrating you meet the Minimum Necessary Income)

One of the main requirements for PGP eligibility is Minimum Necessary Income (MNI). Only after expressing interest in sponsorship via the online form is this proof of requisite income required. 

However, those applicants who are chosen and requested to apply but do not have the required minimum income will have their applications rejected. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will require Notices of Assessment for each of the three taxation years that immediately preceded the date of the applicant's application from sponsors across Canada (in every province and territory except Quebec).

Determine the size of your family, taking into account everyone for whom you will be responsible financially once you become a sponsor, to ensure that you fulfill the minimum income requirements. This includes:

- the potential sponsor

- their companion, whether married or not;

- their reliant minors;

- their dependent children from a previous relationship;

- any other person whom the interested sponsor may have already sponsored and for whom they are still liable financially;

- the parents, grandparents, and dependents (spouse, partner, and dependent children) they wish to sponsor;

- any dependent children who refuse to visit their grandparents or parents in Canada;

- even if they refuse to immigrate to Canada, their spouse or partner's father or grandparent;

- the divorced spouse of their parents or grandparents.

The IRCC is reducing its MNI thresholds for the calendar years 2021 and 2020 by 30% in comparison to what they would ordinarily be due to the loss of income that many people have endured during the coronavirus outbreak. Additionally, normal Employment Insurance benefits and temporary COVID-19 are permitted by IRCC.

Quebec-based sponsors

The immigration ministry of Quebec conducts an income assessment of Canadians who reside in Quebec and desire to sponsor a parent or grandparent in accordance with the provincial income guidelines.

Sponsors that are interested must submit a written undertaking to the IRCC and the Government of Quebec. This agreement specifies the length of time the sponsor will be liable for the family members they are sponsoring after they are granted permanent residency in Canada. For inhabitants of all Canadian provinces, excluding Quebec, the obligation for parents and grandparents is 20 years. The pledge is valid for a period of ten years for Quebec citizens.

Super Visa

Parents and Grandparents of Canadians may also be eligible for the Super Visa, which is valid for 10 years and allows holders to stay in Canada as a visitor for five years without needing to renew their documents.

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