Parents immigration opens!

IRCC has released dates for the 2020 Parents/Grandparents intake. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will soon be able to apply to sponsor their parents and grandparents to immigrate to Canada.

Highlights of the program:

A. Canada’s immigration department says that it will accept interest to sponsor forms for the Parents and Grandparents Program between 12:00 p.m. EDT on October 13 and 12:00 p.m. EDT on November 3.

B. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will then randomly select potential sponsors and send them an invitation to submit an application. Selected applicants will have up to 60 days to submit their completed sponsorship application.

C. IRCC will accept a maximum of 10,000 applications in 2020. It will open a new intake of interest to sponsor process in 2021 to accept a total of 30,000 new applications.

D. IRCC is also introducing a temporary public policy that will reduce the income requirement for the 2020 tax year to the minimum necessary income, rather than the minimum necessary income plus 30 per cent. This is to accommodate those who have been negatively affected financially by the coronavirus pandemic.

E. Individuals with disabilities can also submit a paper copy, Braille, and large print interest to sponsor form to IRCC upon request. They can contact IRCC at 1-888-242-2100 or email the following address until November 3rd:

F. A random selection process will then be used to ensure the process is fair and all interested sponsors have an equal opportunity to submit an interest to sponsor form and a chance of being invited to apply.

G. IRCC will review all submissions, remove duplicate entries, and randomize the forms.

H. Potential sponsors who receive an invitation to apply will have 60 days to submit their completed application.