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Hurry! 1st February is the deadline to submit Interest to Sponsor Form for Parents & Grandparents Program

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 01, Feb 2018

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The last date to submit Interest to Sponsor form for Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) is 1st February, 2018. The PGP allows the eligible Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parents and grandparents for Canadian permanent residency. Submission of Interest to Sponsor form is the first step to apply as sponsor in Parents and Grandparents Program of Canada.

Interest to Sponsor Form Submission

The Interest to Sponsor form is the initial step to apply as sponsor in PGP. As of now, the IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has announced the deadline of 1st February to submit this form. Once the deadline is over, the IRCC shall start selecting the applicants randomly from the received ITS forms. These randomly selected applicants will be invited by IRCC to submit the complete application for Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP).

The IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has plans to accept 10,000 fresh sponsorship applications in the year 2018. Canadian citizens and permanent residents above 18 years of age are eligible to sponsor their parents and grandparents for permanent residency in Canada.

Minimum Necessary Income (MNI) Criteria

The applicants of sponsorship via PGP also need to fulfil the income requirement as prescribed by IRCC. The PGP sponsors must provide proof that they meet the minimum income requires for each of the last three taxation years. Lets take a look at the income requirement parameters in last three years.

Count of people (you are responsible for)

2017 2016


2 people $39,813 $39,371 $38,618
3 people $48,945 $48,404 $47,476
4 people $59,426 $58,768 $57,642
5 people $67,400 $66,654 $65,377
6 people $76,015 $75,174 $73,733
7 people $84,631 $83,695 $82,091
Each added person beyond 7 $8,616 $8,522 $8,358

Other Eligibility requirements

An applicants of sponsorship under PGP must:

  • Be minimum 18 years or above
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • Be Meeting the specified income requirements
  • Willing to support that person and their dependants financially
  • Submitting notices of assessment issued by the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) in support of their sponsorship.
  • Interested sponsorship applicant must also show they have met the minimum necessary income level for 3 consecutive years. The income of spouse or partner can be included
  • Both, i.e. the sponsor and the sponsored relative must sign a sponsorship agreement that commits the sponsor to provide financial support for the sponsored person for up to 20 years.

The sponsors, who receive invitation from IRCC require submitting the inclusive application for PGP within 90 days of the receipt invitation from IRCC. The applicants who are not selected this time around, shall also receive the notification from IRCC. Such applicants can apply to be a sponsor in PGP next year.

Get inclusive Assistance to Apply Canadian visa in 2018

If you wish to apply Canadian visa, i.e. Permanent Residence Visa, Tourist Visa, Family Sponsored visa, etc. in Canada in 2018, you may contact Visas Avenue Immigration for complete documentation process support and assistance in Canada immigration process.

You may call the immigration expert at Visas Avenue on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id-


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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