Parent & Grandparent Programme
As per a report, the well-known and the widely used Parent & Grandparent Programme (PGP) of Canada is listed to become available again on January 3, next year, when an utmost of 10,000 new petitions will be obtained.
This extremely popular immigration scheme enables the citizens and permanent residents of the Maple Leaf Country to offer sponsorship to their foreign parents and grandparents, to move to the overseas hotspot as permanent residents.
Ottawa has reportedly declared that the Family Class of immigration, of which the PGP is a component, will become a more important group over the next couple of years. And so, the PGP intake upper limit for the next year is 200% of what was originally proclaimed for the 2016 intake, and 200% the total figure of the petitions that were admitted for both the 2015 & 2014 intakes.
Latest Income Conditions
It is compulsory for the citizens and permanent residents of Canada–keen to provide sponsorship to either a parent or grandparent– to establish some minimum income thresholds with a view to be in a position to become a qualified sponsor. While these bare minimum income conditions have been changed, the probable sponsors are motivated to duly assess the most recent minimum income necessities.
PGP Eligibility Conditions
The parents and grandparents of the citizens and permanent residents of Canada, submitting an application under the plan, will obtain the prized and the much sought after permanent resident position in the nation, and could ultimately present an application for citizenship in the wake of fulfilling the residency conditions.
It is crucial that the sponsor in the Maple Leaf Country fulfills these specific conditions:
- Have either the citizenship or permanent residence status of Canada.
- Be 18 years of age or above.
- Surpass the bare minimum required income level for this scheme via presenting notices of assessment issued by the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) backing their sponsorship. It is also mandatory that the sponsors show that they have fulfilled the bare minimum needed income level for a period of three uninterrupted years. In case wedded or in a common-law relationship, the earnings of both the persons may be incorporated.
- It is mandatory that the sponsor and the sponsored relative sign a sponsorship accord that commits the former to give financial backing for the sponsored person, in case there is a need for the same. The accord also says that the person, acquiring the permanent residence status, will leave no stones unturned whatsoever to support selves. For the dependent kids below 19 there is no need to sign the accord. It is necessary that the people, residing in Quebec, sign an “undertaking” with the province c—an agreement binding the sponsorship.
- It is mandatory that the sponsor provides financial backing for the relative and any other qualified relatives going along with them for a time-frame of anywhere between 3 and 10 years, on the basis of their age and association with the sponsor. The time frame starts on the date they acquire permanent residency.
Important: Since the latest income condition has not been duly brought up to date on the Government website; even as it will be done before long, check this income requirement for the object of your reference.
Minimum Necessary Income (MNI) for Family Sponsorship
With a view to offer sponsorship to a family member, for the object of permanent residence in the Maple Leaf Country, it is necessary that the sponsors go beyond the Minimum Necessary Income (MNI) for the scheme.
It (the MNI) differs in the basis of the figure of the family members being maintained in the country, the specific location of the sponsor in the Maple Leaf Country, and the figure of the family members being given sponsorship.
As far as the parent and grandparent sponsorship goes, the sponsor in the nation will only be entitled in case they surpass the MNI for three nonstop years (barring Quebec).
The necessity was allegedly added to guarantee that the sponsors–who bring their parents and grandparents to the overseas destination–are prepared for the financial duty that repeatedly arrives with caring for the aged family members.