Immigration Issues/Sponsoring Parents
I am a newly naturalized canadian citizen and wanted to sponsor my Parents here in Canada. However, I am unemployed for almost 2 years. My husband who is a permanent resident is the only one working. We have a 4 year old son. His annual income is in the range of the required annual income to sponsor 2 persons.
My question is, can I still sponsor my parents even if I am unemployed. Is the required annual income same as family income?
I hope to get an answer from you. Thank you in advance.
here's what the Immigration Canada's Operational Manual says:
The financial test is needed to prove that sponsors can support sponsored persons for the period of the undertaking. Financial resources:
ē may include the resources of the sponsorís spouse or common-law partner if the sponsorís financial resources are inadequate and the sponsorís spouse or common-law partner declares their resources as income on their Canadian tax return and they co-sign the undertaking.
ē cannot include pooled resources from other relatives to meet the income test.
Pease note that:
The sponsorís income must meet the minimum necessary income requirement, as identified annually by Statistics Canada in LICO levels, to support all members of a sponsorís own family and all sponsored persons and their family members, including family members listed as non- accompanying.
Current minimum necessary income figures can be found here: http://residencecalculator.com/minimum-necessary-income-figures-in-effect-until-
I hope this answers your question. I hope you will be able to welcome your parents to Canada really soon.