Parents and Grandparents

 

You may be eligible to sponsor your parent(s) or grandparent(s) to become permanent resident of Canada under the Family Class if

  • You are at least 18 years of age, and are a Canadian citizen or a permanent residence of Canada; and
  • Can satisfy the government that you will support them financially when they arrive by demonstrating that you meet the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) + 30% for 3 previous taxation years.

Federal Income Table, 2017

Low Income Cut-Off (LICO)

Size of Family Unit Minimum necessary income
1 person (the sponsor) $24,600
2 persons $30,625
3 persons $37,650
4 persons $45,712
5 persons $51,846
6 persons $58,473
7 persons $65,101
More than 7 persons, for each additional person, add $6,628

 

Federal Income Table for Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship (2016, 2015, 2014)

Low Income Cut-offs plus 30%

Size of Family Unit Minimum Income

2016

Minimum Income

2015

Minimum Income

2014

2 persons $39,371 $38,618 $38,272
3 persons $48,404 $47,476 $47,051
4 persons $58,768 $57,642 $57,125
5 persons $66,654 $65,377 $64,791
6 persons $75,174 $73,733 $73,072
7 persons $83,695 $82,091 $81,355
If more than 7 persons, for each additional person, add $8,522 $8,358 $8,271