The Parents and Grandparents sponsorship program (PGP) will reopen in January 2020 for those who want to sponsor their relatives to Canada on a permanent basis. Aspiring sponsors need to start application preparation now. Canadian sponsors need to meet the income criteria that are based on low-income cut-off (LICO) + 30%. The sponsor will only be eligible if they meet the Minimum Necessary Income (MNI) requirements for three consecutive taxation years. As of August 31, 16,140 sponsored parents and grandparents became permanent residents of Canada in 2019.