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Minimum Income to Sponsor Parents in Canada 2021


If you are currently living in Canada and now want your family members to join you too, then this is the right time to get started.

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Income Requirement for Sponsoring Parents 2021

If you are currently living in Canada and now want your family members to join you too, then this is the right time to get started. Canada has the most popular family reunification programs. This program is liberal and inviting unlike the other nations, for example, the United States and the United Kingdom. Such countries have the most prohibitive criteria with respect to the sponsorship of parents of immigrants working in the economy. However, in Canada, families of Permanent residents are welcomed to live along and enjoy various benefits enjoyed by the PR holder.

Explained: Minimum Income Level

To support your family members in Canada, one has to meet the requirements laid down by the country. One of the important requirements to surpass is the Minimum Necessary Income Level (MNI). Meeting the minimum level of income in Canada is thus, an imprtant factor behind your chances to sponsor and bring your family members to Canada.

The income that is required to support your family is dependent on the quantity of relatives you are inviting in Canada, the quantity of relatives you wish to support, and where you are presently living in Canada.This is because the provisions for Quebec are different than rest of the provinces of Canada.

​To be qualified to support your Parents in Canada, the MNI for past 3 years has to be furnished while applying. This means that if you are applying in the present year 2019, your pay in the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 must pass the MNI each year. This pay must include all the monetary perks and benefits received in the year.

To be qualified to support all other relatives other than your parents, provisions are different. In case of other relatives, you need not have 3 years of MNI criteria but minimum MNI requirement for 1 year only. This means that in order to support other relatives, you are just required to surpass the MNI for the year you are applying in. In the case of applying in 2019, this would be 2018 salary as MNI.

Following table will give you a detailed view regarding MNI as per the number of family members you are sponsoring:

Size of Family Unit 2016 2017 2018 2019*

2 persons $39,371 $39,813 $40,379 $41,069

3 persons $48,404 $48,945 $49,641 $50,492

4 persons $58,768 $59,426 $60,271 $61,303

5 persons $66,654 $67,400 $68,358 $69,528

6 persons $75,174 $76,015 $77,095 $78,414

7 persons $83,695 $84,631 $85,835 $87,307

If more than 7 persons, for each additional person, add $8,522 $8,616 $8,740 $8,894

​What is a Sponsorship Agreements?

The person sponsoring, before initiating the process, must show that they are meeting the Minimum Necessary Income (MNI) via Sponsorship agreement. This document must demonstrate the MNI to affirm that the sponsor is able enough to sponsor the relatives and keep them financially secured in Canada. In other words, this agreement is a kind of undertaking taken by the sponsor to take care of the relative coming to Canada on a permanent basis.

The MNI is controlled by the Statistics Canada’s low-salary cut-off (LICO), which is the pay edge beneath which a family is required to designate more prominent use. Note that this is a mutual agreement.

Who are eligible to get sponsorship and who can be a sponsor?

Not all relatives are qualified to be a part of the county. As a sponsor, you can call your parents, grandparents, spouse, child and other blood relatives.

Canadian residents as well as PR holders who have attained 18 years of age can be qualified to call their parents and other qualified relatives to Canada after meeting the MNI as well other basic requirements. These requirements are:

Canada family class requirements:

                   1. Family Class Sponsorship

  • The person sponsoring must be a Canadian resident or citizen
  • The person sponsoring must be at least 18 years of age
  • The person sponsoring must surpass the base fundamental salary requirement for this program as per the number of relatives immigrating
  • The person sponsoring must sign a mutual sponsorship deed
            2. Super Visa Program

This is one popular program for family sponsorship. Through this visa, parents, grandparents and other blood relatives can immigrate and settle in Canada on a sponsorship. The eligibility for this visa is as follows:

  • The person sponsoring must undertake to provide financial help to relatives so sponsored
  • The person sponsoring must meet minimum salary prerequisites
  • The person sponsoring must demonstrate that they have acquired Canadian medical coverage for an one years’ time at least
  • The parents /grandparents can also apply for a Temporary Resident Visa meanwhile the Super Visa is in process. Through this visa, they can temporarily live in Canada, even without the super visa.
Procedure of sponsoring your relatives to Canada
  • To begin your sponsorship process, you first have to present your application to CIC online. This application will be accessed on the basis of first come-first servedpremise. In a given year, only limited applicants will be acknowledged.
  • Next, ITAs (Invitation to Apply) will be given to the selected applicants. The applications are primarily given weightage as per the relationship of the sponsor and person being sponsored and time period of placement of application. You will be given additional 90 days to present the finished application with the required documentation.
  • You may be asked to furnish the records showing authenticity of your relationship. The Canadian authorities to validate that you are truly connected with the sponsor will also interview you.
  • Unlike the faster skilled class program, the sponsorship programs may take up to 20 – 24 months to process. You need to patiently wait for the invite.

Charges for Sponsorship visa

The sponsorship charge for one person or one application is CAD $1,040. For any minor child, you have to pay $150 per child. At the later stage, you might be required to pay Bio-metric Fee which is CAD $85 per individual and for family (at least 2) is CAD $170.

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If you are really willing to call your family abroad with you, then wait no further. Simply contact us and we shall initiate your process of family reunification visa! We have a track record of providing sponsorship visas to many Indian parents and spouses.

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