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Quebec announces an increase in new sponsorship, income requirements and application fee for the year 2020

Posted On: 16-Dec-2019
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Quebec announces an increase in new sponsorship, income requirements and application fee for the year 2020

Quebec has come up with new rules for the rise in requirements for sponsor’s financial support and application fees effective from January 2020. These rules came into effect as there was a change in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) average of the province.

On January 01, 2020, the settlement funds and financial capacity amount of sponsorer would increase along with the application processing fees.

There was a change in consumer pricing of about 1.72% for this year 2019 in Quebec. This percentage does not include alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis.

With the implementation of these new rules will influence the following systems:

  • The monetary proportions for international students willing to study in Quebec and accompanying with their family members;
  • The financial capacity of the sponsorer required to sponsor their family members through the sponsorship program;
  • The assessment of financial resources for the financial self-sufficiency for Quebec investors, both the streams of entrepreneur and self-employed program.

1. Changes in New sponsorship income requirements

To sponsor family members for permanent residency in Quebec, the sponsorer should determine that they have marked the required annual gross income. The requirements vary based on the number of family members in the sponsor’s household and the number of individuals to be sponsored.

The below chart illustrates the annual income of the sponsor based on the number of family members in the unit:

Size of Family Unit2019 basic annual income required2020 basic annual income required
1 person$23,855$24,296
2 persons$32,241$32,796
3 persons$39,806$40,491
4 persons$45,782$46,569
5 persons$50,953$51,829
More than 5 persons, for each additional person, add$5,171$5,260

 

Additionally, apart from the basic annual income, the sponsorer also needs to meet the requirements of the people to bring it to Quebec. Beneath table represents the estimated amount matching their situation which on adding with the above table figures out the annual income to qualify for sponsorship.

The additional income requirement for 2020. This is to satisfy the basic needs of the number of family members and sponsored members.
Number of persons 18 years of age or overNumber of persons under 18 yearsGross annual income required of the sponsor
1$8,409
2$13,328
For each person under 18 years of age an addition of $4,444 in the gross annual income of the primary applicant.
Number of persons 18 years of age or overNumber of persons under 18 yearsGross annual income required of the sponsor
1$17,770
11$23,876
12$26,960
For each person under 18 years of age an addition of $3,082 in the gross annual income of the primary applicant.
Number of persons 18 years of age or overNumber of persons under 18 yearsGross annual income required of the sponsor
2$26,060
21$29,192
22$31,515
Increase of each additional member by $2,313 and $8,285 in gross annual income for a person under and above 18 years old respectively

2. Settlement funds

From January 01, 2020, the Quebec government expects the sponsorer to maintain funds for three months before the arrival of the sponsored family members. Following the table below states, the funds to show based on the number of family members being sponsored.

One adultTwo adults
No child$3,243$4,756
One child (under 18)$4,358$5,328
Two children (under 18)$4,919$5,750
Three children (under 18)$5,481$6,173

3. Application processing fees

The processing fees to apply for permanent residency in Quebec have also subjected to an increase from January 01, 2020. For the primary applicant, the fee is $812 and each additional member fee is $174 included in the application. The application fees should be paid fully in Canadian Currency.

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