The parent and grandparent sponsorship program opened again on January 2, 2014. The government is Ottawa has announced that only the first 5,000 completed forms would be processed. This comes after a two-year freeze on the parent and grandparent immigration stream. The requirement is for sponsors to demonstrate higher income levels and to guarantee that they will meet the financial needs of their relatives for 20 years. Sponsors will also have to submit proof of income for three years.