Principal Applicant Replacing Allowed Now For Parent Permanent Residence Application

When you submitted the applications for your parents or grandparents immigrate to Canada, If you have specified a Principal Applicant, normally you will not have a chance to replace him/her using another applicant. Actually by now there is still have NOT a change to switch the Principal applicant and accompany applicant. Here we just talk about Replacing, not switching.

From CIC information, the old policy was: PA (Principal Applicant) cannot be alternated after the processing of an application begins. If applicants wish to have their spouse or common-law partners considered as the PA, the original application should be closed and a new application, including new processing fees, should be submitted.

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2012 January 17, Canada Citizenship and Immigration Canada Issued Operational Bulletin 369 –

Replacing the Principal Applicant on an Application for Permanent Residence by a Parent or Grandparent sponsored as a member of the Family Class

When the Principal Applicant (PA) on a parent or grandparent application for permanent residence in the Family Class passes away prior to permanent residence being granted and where the sponsor makes a request, the officer may replace the PA with the individual identified on the application as the accompanying spouse or common-law partner in cases where they are also eligible to be sponsored as a member of the Family Class by the sponsor (i.e. not a step-parent or step-grandparent).

Seems the new policy fits for the cases of during the application of parents or grandparents permanent resident with the sponsorship stage passed, and the principal application passed away. We can not see cic listed other cases.

For more detail information, please read cic official site here.


2011 Final Canada Parents and Grandparents Immigration Application In Process Status

The following is Canada Federal Parents and Grandparents Immigration Application In Process Report.

By Dec 31, 2011, The total Inventory Information is:

In Queue: 20,050

Final Decisions: 11,596

The Visa Target in 2012 will be 21,500.

The projected inventory by end of 2012 will be 5,544.

 

For local visa offices:

Beijing: In Queue 2,557, Visa Target in 2012 is 4,000

New Delhi: In Queue 5,561, Visa Target in 2012 is 6,000

Hongkong: In Queue 782, Visa Target in 2012 is 1,500

Buffalo: In Queue 81, Visa Target in 2012 is 200

Singapore: In Queue 1,537, Visa Target in 2012 is 1,000

Manila: In Queue 2,233, Visa Target in 2012 is 3,000

Damascus: In Queue 1,237, Visa Target in 2012 is 500

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2011 Low Income cut-off for Canada Sponsorship of parent

Sponsorship of parents, grandparents, adopted children and other relatives — The sponsor’s guide (IMM 5196)

Tables and charts

1: Federal Government:

 Low Income Cut-off (LICO)

Effective until December 31, 2011

Size of Family Unit Minimum necessary income
1 person (the sponsor) $22,229
2 persons $27,674
3 persons $34,022
4 persons $41,307
5 persons $46,850
6 persons $52,838
7 persons $58,827
More than 7 persons, for each additional person, add $5,989

 

2: Quebec Province:

Effective from January 1 to December 31, 2011

Table 1 – Basic Income Required by Sponsor to Meet Basic Needs of Own Family

Total Number of Family Members Basic Annual Income Required
1 C$20,975
2 C$28,315
3 C$34,958
4 C$40,205
5 C$44,747
The gross annual income is increased by C$4,542 for each additional dependant.

Table 2 – Additional Income Required by Sponsor to Meet Basic Needs of Sponsored Person and His/Her Family Members

Persons 18 and over Persons under 18 Gross Annual Income
Required by Sponsor
0 1 C$7,261
0 2 C$11,507
The gross annual income required is increased by C$3,837 for each additional person under 18.
1 0 C$15,343
1 1 C$20,614
1 2 C$23,276
The gross annual income required is increased by C$2,660 for each additional person under 18.
2 0 C$22,499
2 1 C$25,204
2 2 C$27,207
The gross annual income required is increased by C$1,997 for each additional person under 18 and by C$7,153 for each additional person 18 or over.

 

(From cic.gc.ca)