At the same time, the minimum necessary income (MNI) for sponsoring is increased by 30%. Also, the period considered for verification of the MNI is extended from one year to three years.
Notices of assessment issued by the Canada Revenue Agency are the only valid document for the purpose of calculating the MNI.
The number of years in which a sponsor is considered responsible for his/her family members is doubled, from 10 to 20 years.
The maximum age at which children can be considered as dependents is reduced from 22 to 18 years of age.