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Posted on May 07 2024

15 days to go! Canada PGP to accept 35,700 applications. Submit now!

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Updated May 07 2024

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Highlights: The Canada Parents and Grandparents program is set to reopen this month!

  • IRCC confirmed via an announcement that 35,700 invitations will be sent starting May 21st, 2024.
  • Applicants will be invited through a lottery system.
  • The PGP allows Canadian citizens or permanent residents to sponsor their parents or grandparents for Canadian PR.
  • Approved applicants can stay in Canada for 5 years and apply for a super visa if their status expires.

 

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The parents and Grandparents program is set to reopen.

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced it would send 35,700 invitations by approving 20,500 complete applications. The PGP is set to reopen from May 21st, 2024. The PGP allows Canadian citizens to sponsor their parents or grandparents for Canadian permanent residence. Applicants to this PGP will be invited through a lottery system.

 

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Who is eligible for the PGP?

  • Individuals who have submitted their applications in 2020 will receive invitations in this round.
  • Under the PGP system. Candidates will be invited through a lottery system.
  • The invitations will be delivered to sponsors via email on their interest to sponsor form.

 

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What is the process to receive permanent residence through the PGP?

To receive Canadian PR through the PGP, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Candidates must meet all the eligibility criteria (e.g., they should be eligible to sponsor, reside in Canada, and meet the minimum required income levels).
  • The interest to sponsor form must be completed on IRCC’s website. To be eligible for the 2024 round, applicants should not have received an invitation to apply (ITA) in 2021, 2022, or 2023.
  • Please check the email given on the interest to sponsor form for an invitation on the day the lottery reopens and for the following two weeks after it restarts.
  • Once an invitation has been received, an application must be submitted through the Permanent Residence Portal before the deadline mentioned in the email.

 

Super Visa program

IRCC also runs the Super-Visa pathway, which is similar to PGP. The Super-Visa pathway allows Canadian citizens to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come and stay in Canada on an extended visitor visa (to meet family members). Applicants under this program can stay in Canada for five years at a time and later extend their stay for two years. Applicants can also apply for a super-visa if their status expires.

 

IRCC runs the Super Visa program throughout the year. Super Visa applications have the same service standard as PGP, with IRCC aiming to process all applications within 112 days from receipt.

 

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