Parental sponsorship lawyer in North York

There are four major programs under family reunification.
  • Parents and grandparents (PGP)
  • Common-law partners or spouses in Canada 
  • Spouses, common – law partners, conjugal partners and children outside Canada
  • Other family members, such as siblings, uncles and aunts, or nieces or nephews 

What does parents/grandparents sponsorship mean in 2023?

Canadian citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their parents and grandparents to immigrate to Canada. Parents and grandparents approved under this program receive Canadian permanent residence and may eventually be able to apply for citizenship.

Who is eligible to sponsor a parent or grandparent in 2023?

  • You must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident 
  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must meet or exceed the minimum necessary income (MNI) requirement for Family Sponsorship
  • You must sign an undertaking agreement that commits you to provide financial support for your sponsored parents or grandparents and repay any provincial social assistance benefits paid to the sponsored family members for 20 years.
  • If the sponsor lived in Quebec, an additional undertaking agreement must be signed.

Who is a co-signer in parental sponsorship for Canada?

Your spouse or common – law partner can be your co – signer. Your co – signer must provide proof of income for the last 3 taxation years before the date of your application.

Who is the principal applicant in parental sponsorship?

The principal applicant must meet the following requirements.

 The sponsors mother or father or the mother or father of the sponsor’s mother or father.

Who qualifies as an accompanying family member?

Spouse or common law partner of the principal applicant.

Dependent children of the principal applicant or the principal applicant’s spouse or common law partner.

Dependant grandchildren of the principal applicant or the principal applicant’s spouse or common law partner.

Application to Sponsor 

Income required for the 3 taxation years right before the date of your application (if you apply in 2022)

Total number of people must account for  2021  2020  2019 
2 people  $32,898 $32,270 $41, 007
3 people  $40,444 $39,672 $50,414
4 people  $49,106 $48,167 $61,209
5 people  $55,694 $54,630 $69,423
6 people  $62,814 $61,613 $78,296
7 people  $69,934 $68,598 $87,172
If more than 7 people, for each additional person, add $7,120 $6,985 $8,876


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