Program delivery update: COVID-19 – Application of the temporary public policy on minimum income requirements in 2020

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

July 26, 2021

The Temporary public policy concerning applications for permanent residence as a member of the family class whose sponsor must meet a minimum income requirement in 2020 exempts certain permanent residence applicants from the requirement that their sponsor (and co-signer, if applicable) meet all of the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations for the 2020 taxation year. The instructions have been updated to instruct decision makers on how to apply this temporary public policy.

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