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Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship 2022 (Preparation Guide)

By 21 October 2022April 8th, 2024No Comments

“How to prepare after getting an invitation to apply for Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship 2022?”

Many Canadian immigrants wish to sponsor their parents or grandparents for permanent residence after they have received permanent residence or Canadian citizenship themselves. Such individuals apply for Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship under the Family Sponsorship program.

Recently, IRCC issued 23,100 invitations with the intention of accepting up to 15,000 complete applications from the pool of candidates who submitted the interest to sponsor form during the intake period in 2020.

In this guide, we will discuss the requirements to help you and your parents or grandparents prepare your applications for Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship 2022.

Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship 2022

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced a program to allow Canadian permanent residents and citizens of Canada to sponsor their parents and grandparents for permanent residency back in 2019. To apply for Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship 2022, you and your parents or grandparents will need to meet the specific requirements outlined below.

Preparation on Sponsor Side

As a person sponsoring your parents or grandparents for Canadian permanent residence under PGP sponsorship 2022, you are required to meet each of the following requirements:

  • Demonstrating you are a Canadian Permanent Resident or Canadian Citizen
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Are currently residing in Canada
  • Have accurately calculated your family size
  • Meet IRCC’s minimum income requirement for your family size
  • Be willing and able to support your parents or grandparents financially for 20 years
  • Have filled out the sponsor interest form on IRCC’s website between 12 PM ET on October 13, 2020, and 12 PM ET on November 3, 2020.
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How to Demonstrate You Are a Canadian Permanent Resident or Canadian Citizen?

You can demonstrate you are a Canadian permanent resident or Canadian citizen by submitting any of the following documents:

  • A copy of your Permanent Resident card
  • Your Record of Landing (IMM 1000) if you haven’t received your Permanent Resident card yet
  • A copy of your Canadian Citizenship certificate
  • Your Confirmation of Permanent Residence document (IMM 5688 or IMM 5292)
  • Your Canadian birth certificate
  • A copy of your Canadian passport’s second page displaying your personal information
  • Your certificate of Indian status (if applicable)

How to Calculate Family Size for Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship?

Sponsors will need to determine the size of their family, including all those for whom they will be financially responsible as sponsors, to confirm that they meet the income requirements. The process of calculating your family size is summarized below:

Step 1: Determine how many people are in your immediate family. This includes:

  • Yourself
  • Your Spouse
  • Your Dependent Children

So if you have a spouse and two children, your immediate family size will be four.

Step 2: Add any person or persons you have sponsored for permanent residence in the past.

Step 3: After that, you add:

  • Your parent(s) or grandparent(s) you want to sponsor
  • Their dependent children

So if your family consists of a Husband (You), Wife, 2 Children, 2 Grandparents, and 1 Dependent Sibling, your total family size will be 7 members.

Some family cases can be complex, so you should consult our experts here for additional guidance.

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Income Requirements for Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship 2022

As a sponsor, you will need to meet the minimum income requirement for sponsoring parents in 2022. This income amount varies based on your family size, so you should check the family size you calculated above with the corresponding minimum income amount on our website page.

Family Size Minimum Income for Each Tax Year 
2019 2020 2021
2 $41,007 $32,270 $32,898
3 $50,414 $39.672 $40,444
4 $61,209 $48,167 $49,106
5 $69,423 $54,630 $55,694
6 $78,296 $61,613 $62,814
7 $87,172 $68,598 $69,934
Income for each additional member after 7 $8,876 $6,985 $7,120

Preparation on the Parents’ and Grandparents’ Side

Your parents or grandparents must meet various requirements to be eligible to apply under the Parents and Grandparents PR Canada program. This includes submitting:

  • Passport
  • Marriage certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • National Identity Card
  • Police Clearance Certificate
  • If one of your parents passed away, the Death certificate of the late parent

You must also ensure your parents or grandparents do not face any type of inadmissibility issues under IRCC rules. Some reasons for inadmissibility include:

  • Misrepresentation
  • Criminal Charges
  • Medical Problems
  • Removal Orders

Understand the PGP 2022 Undertaking

As a Canadian sponsor, you will be required to sign an undertaking that declares you will financially support the parent or grandparent you have sponsored for 20 years. This undertaking starts as soon as the sponsored parents or grandparents land in Canada as permanent residents.

These sponsored parents or grandparents cannot use social assistance within the first 20 years. If they do so, they will be required to pay back the full amount. If your parents have dependent family members, this 20 years of undertaking extends to them too.

Note that the undertaking length is only 10 years for sponsors residing in Quebec.

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How to Apply for Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship in 2022?

The steps to apply for parent and grandparent sponsorship in 2022 are summarized below:

  • Check if you and your parents or grandparents are eligible to apply.
  • Submit an Interest to Sponsor Form
  • If you’re invited to apply, you must fill out a Sponsorship form, while your parents or grandparents must fill out their permanent residence applications.
  • Pay the required fees for each parent or grandparent.
  • Submit both forms together online
  • Send IRCC additional documents such as biometrics, medical exam results, and police certificates when they request them.

If IRCC approves the applications you and your parents or grandparents submitted, they will issue them a Confirmation of Permanent Residence or in some cases, a Permanent Resident Visa. Your parents or grandparents can then come to Canada.

Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Fees

According to IRCC’s latest PGP Sponsorship 2022 update, the fee to sponsor one parent or grandparent is $1,080. This includes the following:

  • $75 Sponsorship Fee
  • $490 Principal Applicant Fee
  • $515 Right of Permanent Residence Fee

Each parent or grandparent will also need to pay an $85 Biometrics Fee.

Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Processing Time 2022

So how long does it take to sponsor parents to Canada? This processing time changes regularly based on the number of immigration applications IRCC is processing. The current processing time as of October 2022 is 37 months or just over 3 years. Please check the latest processing time on the official website.

When Will Parent Sponsorship Open for 2022?

In 2022, IRCC will not open a new interest to sponsor form. Canada will invite 23,100 potential sponsors from the remaining pool of 155,313 potential sponsors who submitted an interest to sponsor form in 2020. This will help us reach IRCC’s goal of accepting 15,000 complete applications.

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Need help?

As you can see, there are many requirements to follow when you choose to sponsor your parents or grandparents for Canadian permanent residence. If you need help with the application process, please contact our experts here. Our team is led by Mr. Keshav Sharma a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant who understands the parent and grandparent sponsorship application process and can guide you in completing it successfully.

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