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Did you know: Canadian Parental Sponsorship

Did you know: That as a Canadian Permanent Resident you will have the right to sponsor your parents and grandparents? They can stay with you and your family permanently under the Canadian Parental Sponsorship category of immigration. The program reopens January 1st, 2016. If this is something you want for your parents or grandparents, then you must act quickly and begin your application now, or else the quota of 5000 visas will fill in a matter of days.

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Most countries that are popular destinations for prospective immigrants like the USA, the UK and Australia don’t allow you to sponsor grandparents and, only in very limited circumstances, can you sponsor a parent.

Canadians, on the other hand, understand the value of having your loved ones close to you and that’s why Citizenship and Immigration Canada decided to reopen the parental sponsorship class of Canadian Immigration on January 2, 2015. They have also made the Super Visa for Parents and Grandparents a permanent program.

Whether you want help raising your kids or you just want your family close, Canada is the ideal destination for you!


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The Details:

Since demand for this program is high in addition to the fact that it has a very limited quota, any Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident should begin their application well before the release date as these spots will fill quickly.

It is in your best interest to begin preparing the application much before January 2016 so it can be submitted right away to secure a spot in the quota of 5000 visas.

Canadian Immigration Attorney Renaud Dery

You will benefit from much faster processing times than have previously been seen under older versions of the program. It should be noted however that the reduction in processing times comes with a cost, and that cost is a very limited number of applications they will accept.

Furthermore, you will need to provide proof of the minimum necessary income (MNI) for a period of three years preceding the date of the application. The proof of income is limited to documents issued by the Canada Revenue Agency. To calculate family size you must:

  1. Count yourself
  2. If you are married or in a common-law relationship count your spouse
  3. Count any dependent children you may have
  4. Count the number of people you are sponsoring


For example, if a husband, wife and two children wanted to sponsor one grandfather and one grandmother to come to Canada, they would be considered a family of 6 and need to demonstrate the amount of funds as indicated in the table below. If proving this amount of money is difficult for you then you should consider the Super Visa for parents and grandparents as this might be a more affordable and attainable goal.

Size of Family Unit Minimum Income 2013 Minimum Income 2012 Minimum Income 2011
2 Persons $37,708 $36,637 $35,976
3 Persons $46,354 $45,040 $44,229
4 Persons $56,280 $54,685 $53,699
5 Persons $63,833 $62,023 $60,905
6 Persons $71,991 $69,950 $68,689
7 Persons $80,153 $77,879 $76,475
Each person over 7 add $8,148 $7,929 $7,786
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The Canadim Team!

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