It was announced that the process of permanent residency for parents and grandparents, which was expected to begin in the first half of 2020, will finally begin on Tuesday, October 13. As this progress will be carried out in a different way than last year's progress in 2019, we must be familiar with the conditions and methods in advance.
The progress conditions have not changed much from the previous parent and grandparents invitation conditions. Sponsors must be 18 years of age or older with Canadian citizenship or permanent residency and must reside in Canada. And we need to meet the most important financial support conditions. For states other than Quebec, financial support conditions will be identified based on tax reports reported to the CRA over the last three years. The amount in the last three years' Notice of Assessment (NOA) confirms that parents and grandparents can apply for immigration. If Quebec supports you, you can check your financial statements for the last year.
If you have a spouse or common-law partner, the amount listed in the Notice of Assessment can be calculated by the sum of the two, the criteria will vary depending on the current dependant family member, the parents invited, and grandparents. The exact families included are sponsors (self), spouses or common-law partners, dependents (singles under 22), spouses or common-law partners, and invitees (parent or grandparents).
For example, if a married family of four (self, spouse, or two children) invites two parents, the condition must be verified based on the income of a total family of six. After confirming the terms, you should ensure that you meet the minimum income standard based on the number of families provided by the Immigration Bureau.
As shown in the table below, for families of six people, the income of you and your spouse must meet all three-year incomes of $77, 095, $78,296 in 2019 and $62,814 in 2020.
If the above conditions have been met, you should now check how to proceed. In 2019, parents and grandparents invited immigrants were given the opportunity to apply on a first-come, first-served basis, but in 2020, we reintroduced the random draw method in a way that was carried out in 2018. In other words, between October 13, 2020 and November 3, 2020, a brief application for invitation to parents and grandparents will be completed and submitted first.
Once all applications have been submitted, the Immigration Bureau will select 10,000 applications as random and provide you with a chance to apply for permanent residency as of November 3. After being selected, you must submit the relevant documents within 60 days. The immigration office is marking the period of immigration between 20 and 24 months for parents, but it is expected that this covid-19 will cause a change.
In 2018, when the selection was carried out in the same way, it was changed back to a first-come-first-served basis in 2019 out of concern that the selection probability was very low and the process might not proceed transparently, but in early 2020, it seems that too many applicants would be forced to do so in the same time slot.
Considering that we gave this selection to 10,000 people, it is highly likely that we will not be selected, but we will select 30,000 people in 2021, so even if we miss this opportunity, we can proceed again next year and seize the opportunity.