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On July 26, 2021, the Government of Canada published a new public policy that exempts certain permanent residence (PR) applicants from the requirement that their sponsor meets all of the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations for the 2020 taxation year. A sponsor does not have to meet the minimum necessary income if they are sponsoring their spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, dependent children, or a person under the age of 18 whom the sponsor is willing to adopt in Canada.