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Now open: Canada's Parents and Grandparents Program 2020


Kareem El-Assal - 14 October, 2020

Canada Parents and Grandparents 2020 Program is now open

The Parents and Grandparents Program 2020 is now open.

Between October 13 and November 3, 2020, Canadian citizens and permanent residents can submit interest to sponsor forms on the website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

The purpose of the interest to sponsor forms is to indicate to IRCC the desire to sponsor your parents or grandparents to obtain Canadian permanent resident status.

After November 3rd, IRCC will conduct a randomized lottery. It will invite up to 10,000 applicants to submit completed permanent residence applications within 60 days of being selected from the lottery.

How can I be eligible for the Parents and Grandparents Program?

The eligibility criteria for the Parents and Grandparents Program 2020 is as follows:

Complete our FREE PGP 2020 Eligibility Tool

How much money do I need to sponsor my parents or grandparents?

You must exceed the Minimum Necessary Income requirement set by IRCC over the past three tax years. 

Because IRCC expects applications to be submitted in January and February 2021, it will assess applicants based on the 2020, 2019, and 2018 tax years. You need to provide IRCC with your Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment if you are among the 10,000 people selected from the lottery. IRCC has said you can submit your 2020 Notice of Assessment after you have submitted your sponsorship application. 

To calculate your family size, you need to include:

The following table shows Minimum Necessary Income requirements if you live outside of Quebec. 

Size of Family UnitMNI
2020
MNI
2019
MNI
2018
MNI
2017
2 persons$32,899$41,007$40,379$39,813
3 persons$40,445$50,414$49,641$48,945
4 persons$49,106$61,209$60,271$59,426
5 persons$55,695$69,423$68,358$67,400
6 persons$62,814$78,296$77,095$76,015
7 persons$69,935$87,172$85,835$84,631
Each additional person$7,121$8,876$8,740$8,616

Sponsors living in the province of Quebec have different income requirements. They are assessed based on their income over the past 12 months. Their gross Canadian income must be equal to the income in Table 1 and Table 2, below: 

Size of Family UnitBasic annual income required
1 person$24,296
2 persons$32,796
3 persons$40,491
4 persons$46,569
5 persons$51,829
More than 5 persons, for each additional person add$5,260


Additional income required of the sponsor to satisfy the basic needs of the sponsored person and his or her family members

Number of persons 18 years of age or over

Number of persons under 18 years

Gross annual income required of the sponsor

1$8,409
2$13,328
The gross annual income required increases by $4,444 for each additional person under 18 years of age.
Number of persons 18 years of age or overNumber of persons under 18 yearsGross annual income required of the sponsor
1$17,770
11$23,876
12$26,960
The gross annual income required increases by $3,082 for each additional person under 18 years of age.
Number of persons 18 years of age or overNumber of persons under 18 yearsGross annual income required of the sponsor
2$26,060
21$29,192
22$31,515
The gross annual income required increases by $2,313 for each additional person under 18 years of age and by $8,285 for each additional person 18 years of age or over.


Complete our FREE PGP 2020 Eligibility Tool

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