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PGP: Employment Insurance will not be counted towards gross income

Updated: Jun 17, 2019


Almost 27,000 sponsors received invitations from the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to submit full parental sponsorship applications by the end of this month. There was a huge backlash when the Parent and Grandparent Program was opened in January to accept online registration forms and was closed within a few minutes. The Canadian government may review the program. Therefore, those who have received an invitation now may not get another chance after the program will be reviewed next year. They must submit their documents, especially financial documents, carefully. Generally, EI payments (e.g. for unemployment) would be deducted from the gross income for sponsorship purposes (R134) but there is an exemption for ‘special benefits’, which mat/pat leave could be classified under. #PGP #Parentalsponsorship, #IRCC

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