Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will continue to reunite families by accepting up to 15,000 complete applications for sponsorship under the Parents and Grandparents Program this year. In summary, the 2022 program will run in an almost identical fashion to how applications were accepted in 2021, but WITHOUT inviting any more invitations.

  • 15,000 applications will be accepted, based on the notice of interest pool submitted/closed in late 2020 ONLY without re-opening new notices of interests for sponsoring parents
  • Selected applicants will be notified starting this week. It will take IRCC two weeks to send out all the invitations.
  • The minimum necessary income for 2021 and 2020 will be the low-income cut-off for applicable family size. For 2019 it will be the low-income cut-off plus 30%. Employment Insurance and COVID-19 benefits such as CERB may be included in the income for 2020 and 2021.
  • Applications must be submitted online.

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