The Parent and Grandparents Sponsorship Program (PGP) application period officially begins October 13 and runs for three weeks until November 3. The PGP allows eligible Canadian citizens and permanent residency. persons over 18 years of age sponsor their parents and or grandparents for permanent residence in Canada.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has a target of 10,000 complete PGP applications for 2020.
In the first step, interested individuals must submit an online sponsorship form during the current application period to be considered for an invitation to apply to join the PGP. Candidates will have until November 3 to complete the form.
After submitting the sponsor interest form, the applicant will have to wait until he can be among the 10,000 applications randomly drawn by IRCC to receive an invitation to apply. If the applicant receives an invitation, they must pay the required application fee and submit a completed sponsorship application within 60 days
You will receive an application package that includes a document checklist, forms that you and the people you want to sponsor to fill out, as well as a guide.
If the candidate applies from Quebec, they must hold a Quebec Selection Certificate from the Quebec government and submit to the IRCC as part of the application.
Those wishing to sponsor must fill out the form of interest in sponsorship. Make sure you have a digital copy of your passport or proof of your status in Canada.
You will need to provide information in the sponsorship interest form such as the number of people in your immediate family, the number of people you want to sponsor, the names and dates of birth of the people you want to sponsor. After you submit the form, you'll see a page with a confirmation number. It's important to keep this number safe so that you can check if you've received an invitation to sign up.
Anyone over 18 years of age, a Canadian citizen or Canadian permanent resident, can sponsor their parents and grandparents. All sponsors wishing to sponsor their parents or grandparents will have to certify that they have the income required for the number of family members for which they will be financially supporting.
While it is not required to provide proof of required income in the first step showing interest in sponsorship, potential sponsors are invited to apply and their co-signers (if any) will be A review notice is required from the Canadian Tax Authority for each of the three tax years immediately prior to the subsequent filing date.
IRCC notes that sponsoring individuals will need to meet income requirements for taxable years 2020, 2019 and 2018. IRCC understands that sponsors will not receive their 2020 Assessment Notice, so donors will have to send it as soon as it becomes available.
The minimum required income is shown in the following table. Please note that this is applicable to applicants in all provinces and territories except Quebec.
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