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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada ("IRCC") Announces the opening of the 2020 Parent/Grandparent Sponsorship Program
Over a three week period from October 13, 2020 to November 3, 2020, eligible Canadians and permanent residents can submit an ‘interest to sponsor’ form online to indicate their wish to sponsor their foreign national parents and/or grandparents for permanent residence in Canada. IRCC will randomly select potential sponsors and invite them to submit an application within 60 days.
IRCC has introduced a temporary public policy to reduce the income requirement for the 2020 tax year to the minimum necessary income (based on family size) rather than the regular approach of minimum necessary income plus 30%,
A maximum of 10,000 applications will be accepted for processing as part of the 2020 intake.
Please reach out to us if you need help starting the process of reuniting your family in Canada.
Melissa M. Babel
Babel Immigration Law Professional Corporation