For the 2021 program, IRCC will conduct a new interest to sponsor form intake process and accept a maximum of 30,000 new applications. Information and timelines for the 2021 Parents and Grandparents Program will be posted on IRCC’s website as soon as they’re available.
If you are interested then be proactive as follows:
Planning to sponsor your parents and grandparents: Check if you’re eligible ??
You can sponsor your own parents and grandparents if:
you’re at least 18 years old
you live in Canada
you’re a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act
If you’re invited to apply, you have to provide proof that you meet the income requirements for each of the 3 tax years before the date you apply.
Since many sponsors may have been affected financially by the COVID-19 pandemic, the income requirement for the 2020 tax year has been reduced to the minimum necessary income, instead of the minimum necessary income plus 30%.
Also, family class sponsors will be able to count these benefits in their income calculations for the 2020 tax year:
regular Employment Insurance benefits (rather than just special Employment Insurance benefits)
any Canada Emergency Response Benefits issued under the
Employment Insurance Act or
Canadian Emergency Response Benefit Act
other temporary COVID-19 related benefits
as long as they’re not part of provincial social assistance programs
Note: This does not affect the income requirements for the 2019 and 2018 tax years.
New Table – LICO
Income required for the 3 tax years right before the day you apply (sponsors applying in 2021) Total number of people you’ll be responsible for
Important : To prove you meet the income requirements, you must include your Notice of Assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for the last 3 tax years before you apply (2020, 2019 and 2018).