Canada to welcome 15000 Parents and Grandparents

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15000 Parents and Grandparents

Canada to welcome 15000 Parents and Grandparents

The opening of the Parents and Grandparents Program sponsorship intake and the acceptance of up to 15,000 applications in 2022 show the government’s commitment to family reunification while strengthening Canada’s immigration system, which builds on recently announced improvements to the parents and grandparents super visa.

Says’ Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Sean Fraser’


It was announced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on October 11, 2022, that the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) will accept 15,000 applications from Canadian citizens year 2022.


To make sure they reach their target of Canada welcoming 15000 Parents and Grandparents, the IRCC will send 23,100 invitations to potential sponsors this week. Following the same strategy used for the 2021 intake, IRCC will randomly pick a small number of possible sponsors from the pool of 2020 submissions. In addition, for the tax years 2020 and 2021.


The sponsors must achieve a Minimum Necessary Income (MNI) in order to sponsor parents and grandparents.


Minimum Necessary Income (MNI) for 15000 Parents and Grandparents Roud.


One of the main requirements for PGP eligibility is Minimum Necessary Income (MNI). Only after expressing interest in sponsorship via the online form is this proof of required income necessary. 

However, those applicants who are chosen and requested to apply but do not have the required minimum income will have their applications rejected.

Determine the size of your family, taking into account everyone for whom you will be responsible financially once you become a sponsor, to ensure that you fulfill the minimum income requirements. 


Income needed for the three tax years prior to the application date

(sponsors applying in 2022)

Total number of persons for who you’ll be responsible202120202019
2 people$32,898$32,270$41,007
3 people$40,444$39,672$50,414
4 people$49,106$48,167$61,209
5 people$55,694$54,630$69,423
6 people$62,814$61,613$78,296
7 people$69,934$68,598$87,172
If more than 7 people, for each additional person, add:$7,120$6,985$8,876


Over the following two weeks, candidates are recommended to check the email address they provided on their sponsorship interest form.

The sponsors, as well as their parents and grandparents, have 60 days to electronically submit a complete application.


Immigration Minister Sean Fraser stated that 

“Family reunion is an important factor of Canada’s immigration system.”


To find out more details about Canada welcome 15000 Parents and Grandparents. You can contact one of our immigration specialists at  Gunness & Associates.


Tel: (416) 604-2669 



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