Family Sponsoring Program
– Sponsorship of parents and grandparents
부모님과 조부모 초청이민을 신청하는 절차가 2017년 1월 변경되었습니다. 초청인이 이민국에서 제공하는 온라인등록 시스템으로 부모님과 조부모 초청이민 신청의 의지를 밝히면, 차 후(1달) 이민국에서 부모님과 조부모 초청이민신청을 할 수 있는 지 아니면 해당 년도에 할 수 없는지의 여부를 초청인에게 알립니다. 2017년에는 10,000명에게 초청이민 신청을 할 수 있는 기회를 줄 계획입니다.
- Starting January 3, 2017 at noon Eastern Standard Time (EST), if you (sponsor) want to sponsor your parents or grandparents, you must start by completing an online form and submitting it to CIC.
- Sponsors will be chosen at random from among those who complete the online form.
- You (sponsor) have 30 days (from January 3, 2017, to February 2, 2017, at noon EST) to let CIC know you’re interested in applying to be a sponsor in the PGP.
- After you (sponsor) complete and submit the online form, you (sponsor) will be redirected to a confirmation page, where you (sponsor) will get a confirmation number.
- After the 30 days are over, CIC will then randomly choose 10,000 numbered entries.
- If your number is chosen, you (sponsor) will be contacted by email and invited to apply to sponsor your parents or grandparents. You will have 90 days from the date CIC contact you (sponsor) to send CIC your complete application.
- If your number is not chosen, CIC will contact you (sponsor) by email to let you know. You (sponsor) can complete the online form again in 2018 (for next year) if you wish.
Who may use this application?
이민국에서 부모님과 조부모 초청이민신청을 할 수 있다는 이메일(초청장 ITA)을 받은 신청자에게 해당됩니다.
Whom may I sponsor using this application package?
- parents, or
What does it mean to sponsor parents and grandparents?
이민신청 시 초청하는 부모와 조부모의 재정적인 책임에 대하여 그 의무를 다 할 것이라는 문서에 서명을 합니다. 해당항목: 기본생활 (예. 의식주 등)/ 주 의료보험으로 커버되지 않는 건강부분/ 부모와 조부모가 사회보장제도의 도움을 받으면 안 됨/ 20년 간 재정적 도움의무 등
- Basic requirements are:
- personal requirements
- household supplies
- This also includes other health care not provided by public health, such as eye and dental care.
- The undertaking ensures that these persons and their family members do not have to apply for social assistance.
- The length of undertaking for sponsorship of parents, grandparents and their accompanying dependents is 20 years.
- Your obligations as a sponsor begin as soon as the person you are sponsoring and, if applicable, his or her family members arrive in Canada
- Important information: The undertaking is an unconditional promise of support. For example, the granting of Canadian citizenship, divorce, separation or relationship breakdown or moving to another province does not cancel the undertaking. The undertaking also remains in effect even if your financial situation deteriorates.
May I have a co-signer?
초청인의 배우자 혹은 사실혼 파트너는 연대보증인이 될 수 있습니다.
- meet the same eligibility requirements as the sponsor;
- agree to co-sign the undertaking;
- agree to be responsible for the basic requirements of the person you want to sponsor and his or her family members for the validity period of the undertaking.
The co-signer will be equally liable if obligations are not performed.
Note: Assets, potential earnings, or assistance from other family members will not be considered.
- be 18 years of age or older;
- be a Canadian citizen, Registered Indian or permanent resident;
- be sponsoring a member of the family Class;
- live in Canada;
- sign an undertaking promising to provide for the basic requirements of the person being sponsored;
- sign an agreement with the person you are sponsoring that confirms that each of you understands your mutual obligations and responsibilities;
- prove that you have sufficient income to provide the basic requirements for your family members in Canada as well as the persons included in your sponsorship undertaking. You may also have a co-signer.
You may NOT sponsor if you…
- are in receipt of social assistance for a reason other than disability,
- are in default of an undertaking, an immigration loan, a performance bond, or family support payments,
- are an undischarged bankrupt,
- were convicted of an offence of a sexual nature, a violent criminal offence, an offence against a relative that results in bodily harm or an attempt or threat to commit any such offences—depending on circumstances such as the nature of the offence, how long ago it occurred and whether a pardon was issued,
- are under a removal order,
- are detained in a penitentiary, jail, reformatory or prison
You are not eligible to sponsor if you are in default of a previous undertaking.
If you are in default of…
A previous sponsorship undertakingRelatives you sponsored in the past received social assistance or welfare while the undertaking was valid.
An immigration loanYou received a transportation, assistance or Right of Permanent Residence Fee (previously called the Right of Landing Fee) loan and have missed payments or are in arrears.
Support payment obligationsYou were ordered by a court to make support payments to a spouse or child and have neglected to do so.
A performance bondYou agreed to pay money to guarantee that an immigrant would fulfil his or her obligations under immigration legislation.
Undertaking length for parents and grandparents sponsorship
How to calculate the family size?
Note: Children who meet the definition of a dependent child must be included in the calculation, even if you as a sponsor do not have custody nor provide child support.
- your spouse or common-law partner and
- dependent children, if applicable.
- the number of persons you are now sponsoring and
- all dependent family members of that person, whether or not they are accompanying.
Count the number of persons covered by other valid undertakings you have made or co-signed in the past.
If you have a co-signer, count all persons covered by still valid undertakings made or co-signed by your co-signer.
Calculate the number of persons covered in steps 1 to 4. The total represents the family size.
Look at the Federal Income Table for Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship if you have the financial ability to meet sponsorship requirements. Note that your calculations will only be an estimate.
Federal Income Table for sponsors of parents and grandparents
|Size of Family Unit||Minimum Income
|If more than 7 persons, for each additional person, add||$8,358||$8,271||$8,148|
Do I have to maintain a minimum income during the processing of the application?
Income may be reassessed at any time during processing if new information indicates that you may no longer meet the minimum income requirements or if more than 12 months have passed between the dates on which we receive your application and when processing of the application begins.
Information for the Principal Applicant
Who is the principal applicant?
What does the principal applicant do?
- sign the Application to sponsor, Sponsorship Agreement and Undertaking (IMM 1344), except for Quebec residents,
- complete and sign the Generic Application Form for Canada (IMM 0008) and the Additional Dependants/Declaration (IMM 0008DEP) and include your accompanying and non-accompanying dependants on one form
- Additional Dependants/Declaration (IMM 0008DEP) if more than five accompanying or non-accompanying family members exist
- complete the Schedule A – Background/Declaration (IMM 5669)
- complete the Additional Family Information (IMM 5406)
- complete and sign the Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union (IMM 5409), if applicable.
Who should be included in the sponsorship application?
The application should include:
- The principal applicant who is being sponsored as a parent or grandparent,
- The principal applicant’s spouse or common-law partner
- The principal applicant’s children from current and previous relationships whether they are coming to Canada or not.
SpouseRefers to either of the two persons (opposite or same sex) in a marriage legally recognized in the country in which it took place, as well as in Canada.
Common-law partnerRefers to a person who is living in a conjugal relationship with another person (opposite or same sex), and has done so continuously for a period of at least one year.A conjugal relationship exists when there is a significant degree of commitment between two people. This can be shown with evidence that the couple share the same home, support each other financially and emotionally, have children together, or present themselves in public as a couple.Common-law partners who have been in a conjugal relationship for at least one year but are unable to live together or appear in public together because of legal restrictions in their home country or who have been separated for reasons beyond their control (for example, civil war or armed conflict) may still qualify and should be included on the application.
Dependent childrenRefers to the children of the applicant and those of the spouse or common-law partner, if applicable.They must be:
- under the age of 19 and not have a spouse or common-law partner, or
- 19 years of age or older and unable to be financially self-sufficient since before the age of 19 due to a physical or mental condition.