The Family Class Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents will re-open as of January 4, 2016. Based on our experience if you wish to sponsor under this category, applications should be prepared and couriered out so CPC-Mississauga receives them on January 4, 2016 itself. The program is so popular that last year there were courier trucks lined up outside their office on the first morning of processing in 2015. Please note, that Canada Revenue Agency documents are the only acceptable form of proof of income for these applications. Family size includes the sponsors, their dependents and any and all family members included in the sponsorship (including age eligible children of the applicants). Employer letters, bank statements and T4s for 2015 will not be acceptable evidence of income. If you are planning on applying for sponsorship, then call the CRA at 18009598281 and obtain all relevant Option C Notices of Assessment for each sponsor for the years: 2012, 2013 and 2014. Evidence of income in 2015 will not be considered.
The relevant minimum sponsorship income chart is attached below:
Federal Income Table for sponsors of parents and grandparents
The following table applies to residents of all provinces except Quebec. For each of the three consecutive taxation years preceding the date on which the application is submitted to CIC, the sponsor (and co-signer, if applicable) must meet the Minimum Necessary Income, which is based on the Low Income Cut-offs plus 30%.
Federal Income Table for Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship
Size of Family Unit Minimum Income
2014 2013 2012
2 persons $38,272 $37,708 $36,637
3 persons $47,051 $46,354 $45,040
4 persons $57,125 $56,280 $54,685
5 persons $64,791 $63,833 $62,023
6 persons $73,072 $71,991 $69,950
7 persons $81,355 $80,153 $77,879
If more than 7 persons, for each additional person, add
$8,271 $8,148 $7,929
The Minimum Necessary Income requirement, which you must meet for each of the three years preceding the date of your application, is equal to the Low Income Cut-Offs (LICO) plus 30%. Note: If you are applying in 2016, you must provide proof of income from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for the taxation years of 2014, 2013 and 2012.