2020 Income Requirements for Super Visa

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The child or grandchild in Canada must meet the income requirements set by the Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in order for the parents/grandparents to visit Canada under the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa program.

The Parent and Grandparent Super Visa applicant must prove that the Inviter (the child/grandchild in Canada) meets the minimum income requirement by submitting one or more of the documents listed below:

    • Most recent copy of Notice of Assessment
    • Most recent copy of T4 or T1
    • Letter from employer stating, title, job description, and salary
    • Employment Insurance benefit stub
    • If self-employed, letter from an accountant confirming annual income
    • Proof of other sources of income (if applicable)

The minimum necessary income is the household income (sponsoring child and her/his spouse’s income). This means that you still meet the income requirements even if the sponsoring child is a stay-at-home mother with no income as long as the spouse earns more than the minimum necessary income. In this case, both the inviting child/grandchild and the spouse must sign the invitation letter and the statement promising to financially support the Parents/Grandparents during their entire stay in Canada.

The Size of Family Unit is including the sponsoring child, spouse, children, any person you sponsored whose sponsorship is still in effect, and the applicant/s.

For example: If you are married and living with your spouse, have three dependent children, no sponsored individual, and you are inviting both parents (two persons) – the size of your family unit will be 7 persons. Your minimum necessary income will be $68,598.

The minimum income requirement is the same for everyone regardless of where you reside in Canada. Unable to meet this minimum income requirement will result in your parents’/grandparents’ application getting denied. However, if eligible, your parents/grandparents can apply for the regular Canadian Visitor’s Visa instead (they can stay in Canada for up to six months at a time).

Size of family unitMinimum necessary gross income
2 persons$32,270
3 persons$39,672
4 persons$48,166
5 persons$54,630
6 persons$61,612
7 persons$68,598
For more than 7 persons, additional amount per person$6,984
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