BC PNP TECH Pilot 2020

BC PNP TECH PILOT Extended to June 2021

The BC PNP Tech Pilot has been extended to June 2021 to provide B.C. tech employers with the continued ability to recruit and retain international talent when local skilled workers are unavailable. 

The BC Provincial Nominee Program Tech Pilot offers an expedited immigration pathway for people with tech skills applying to be permanent Canadian residents who will contribute to B.C.’s shared prosperity.

B.C. is developing the highest quality local talent by introducing students to tech earlier, expanding tech training and education in post-secondary institutions and creating work experience opportunities.

Beyond accessing the skills and talent of B.C. workers, companies need to be able to attract skilled workers from around the world. Tech entrepreneurs and skilled workers from other countries can help grow B.C.’s technology sector, leading to more jobs for British Columbians.

In support of these priorities, the Tech Pilot has supported over 4,200 tech workers to be nominated for permanent residence since its launch in May 2017. The pilot helps ensure the technology sector can attract and retain the talent it needs to sustain and grow the sector further.

The BC PNP Tech Pilot helps employers address their talent needs by providing a fast-tracked, permanent immigration pathway for in-demand foreign workers and international students.

BC PNP Tech Pilot Features

The BC PNP Tech Pilot key features are based on servicetimelinessprioritization, and engagement in response to the needs of the industry:

  • Service: A dedicated BC PNP concierge for tech employers provides tailored information and navigation assistance for immigration programs and processes.
  • Timeliness: Weekly invitations to apply are issued to qualified skilled tech workers, minimizing the wait for employers and their prospective employees.
  • Prioritization: Tech applications are prioritized during processing to meet the sector’s fast-paced demands.
  • Engagement: Continuous support is provided to tech sector employers through proactive engagement activities and participation at key industry events.
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Parent and Grand Parent Sponsorship Canada 2019

Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents Canada 2020

Sponsor Your Parents and Grandparents in 2020

About the Program

Under this program, if you are a permanent resident or Citizen of Canada you may select to sponsor your parent, grandparents (related by blood or adoption) and their dependent children.

Who is eligible to Sponsor a Parent or Grandparent?

  1. at least 18 years old
  2. you live in Canada
  3. you’re a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or a person registered in Canada as an Indian
  4. Meet the minimum income requirement for 2018, 2017, 2016 or 2019, 2018, 2017

What is the Minimum Income Requirement for Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship?

The minimum income required for parents and grandparents sponsorship depends on the member included in the application and the present family member of the sponsor including himself. For example, if someone wants to sponsor his parents (mom and dad 2) and he has two children and a wife (3+1) in his family then he need to meet the income requirement of 6 people from this table below for the last 3 years.

Income requirement table for Parent and Grandparents Sponsorship

Please note: The requirement for 2019 income requirement will be available soon

Process of Sponsoring in 2020

October 5, 2020—Ottawa—The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced details for the opening of the 2020 Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program, building further on the government’s commitment to reuniting families.Over a 3-week period, from 12 p.m. EDT on October 13, 2020, to 12 p.m. EST on November 3, 2020, Canadians and permanent residents who wish to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada will have an opportunity to submit an interest to sponsor form online.In order to ensure a fair, transparent and equal opportunity for applicants, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will randomly select potential sponsors and send them an invitation to submit an application. Selected applicants will have 60 days to submit their application.Read more here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2020/10/government-of-canada-announces-details-for-opening-of-2020-parents-and-grandparents-program.html

The Details of 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program  will be coming on Oct 13, 2020:

Use the following link for more information about the programhttps://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/family-sponsorship/sponsor-parents-grandparents.html

Fees for Sponsorship

The sponsorship fee for one parent is CAD $1,050 if you applying for more than one parent or grandparent you need to multiply $1,050 by the number of parents. Further, if you have any minor included in the form then you need to pay $150 per dependent child. At the later stage, you may be required to pay Bio-metric Fee which is CAD $85 per person, for family (2 or more) is CAD $170

Processing Time

The processing time for the parent and grandparents application is between 20 to 24 Months including bio-metrics time. Disclaimer: For complete process and information about the Parent and Grandparents Sponsorship please follow the IRCC Guide/ Website.
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Parent and Grand Parent Sponsorship Canada 2019

Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents Canada 2019

Sponsor Your Parents and Grandparents

About the Program

Under this program, if you are a permanent resident or Citizen of Canada you may select to sponsor your parent, grandparents (related by blood or adoption) and their dependent children.

Who is eligible to Sponsor a Parent or Grandparent?

  1. at least 18 years old
  2. you live in Canada
  3. you’re a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or a person registered in Canada as an Indian
  4. Meet the minimum income requirement for 2018, 2017, 2016

What is the Minimum Income Requirement for Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship?

The minimum income required for parents and grandparents sponsorship depends on the member included in the application and the present family member of the sponsor including himself. For example, if someone wants to sponsor his parents (mom and dad 2) and he has two children and a wife (3+1) in his family then he need to meet the income requirement of 6 people from this table below for the last 3 years.

Income requirement table for Parent and Grandparents Sponsorship

Process of Sponsoring

First of all, upon opening the program on Jan 28th, 2019 you need to submit your 2019 interest to sponsor form on the CIC website. This form will be available on first come first serve basis and only 20,000 forms will be accepted. The program will stop taking forms after submission of 20000 interest form.Secondly, ITAs (Invitation to Apply) will be issued to the first 20,000 application. You will have 60 days to submit the completed application with the fee.Then you need to wait for the further process. All the process may take up to 20 – 24 Months.

What do you need to know to submit the 2019 interest to sponsor form for Parent and Grand Parent Sponsorship?

You should be ready with the following information:Sponsor Information
  1. Sponsor Name (As per the Passport)
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Place and Country of Birth
  4. Primary Residential Address
  5. Email Address
  6. Number of Family Members
  7. Number of Persons you want to sponsor
  8. ID Number of Proof of Status in Canada ( You also need to upload this Document)
Parent Grand Parent Information
  1. Name of the Parents or Grand Parents
  2. Date of Birth

Fees for Sponsorship

The sponsorship fee for one parent is CAD $1,040 if you applying for more than one parent or grandparent you need to multiply $1,040 by the number of parents. Further, if you have any minor included in the form then you need to pay $150 per dependent child. At the later stage, you may be required to pay Bio-metric Fee which is CAD $85 per person, for family (2 or more) is CAD $170

Processing Time

The processing time for the parent and grandparents application is between 20 to 24 Months including bio-metrics time. Disclaimer: For complete process and information about the Parent and Grandparents Sponsorship please follow the IRCC Guide/ Website.
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