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Posted on February 20 2024

28,280 parents and grandparents get permanent residents of Canada in 2023

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Updated February 20 2024

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Highlights: Canada welcomed 28,280 parents and grandparents as permanent residents in 2023

  • In 2023, the family sponsorship program issued 28,280 Canadian PRs to parents and grandparents. 
  • 471,550 foreign nationals became permanent residents during the same period.
  • Ontario became the top province for new permanent residents by issuing 13,545 PRs under PGP.
  • Immigration levels plan 2024 – 2026 states that a total of 1.485 million immigrants will be welcomed in Canada over those three years.


Canada’s PGP witnesses growth in immigration numbers in 2023

According to the most recent data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), 28,280 parents and grandparents have become new permanent residents of Canada through the Family sponsorship program at the end of December 2023. Furthermore, overall immigration in Canada reached a record high with 471,550 foreign nationals becoming permanent residents, marking a 7.8% increase from previous year.


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Number of new permanent residents under the PGP

Provinces and territories attracted the following number of new permanent residents under the PGP during that time: 

Provinces and Territories

Number of new permanent residents under the PGP in 2023





British Columbia








Nova Scotia


New Brunswick


Newfoundland and Labrador




Northwest Territories


Prince Edward Island



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Canada Immigration levels plan 2024 – 2026

According to the 2024–2026 Immigration Levels Plan in Canada, the nation plans to accept 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024, followed by 500,000 in 2025 and 2026. A total of 1.485 million immigrants will be welcomed in Canada over those three years. 



Breaking News: Canada inviting 1.5 Million PRs by 2026


Canada PGP cost and procedure

The total cost for sponsoring a parent or grandparent under the PGP is around $1,050, with an application processing time of 23 months. 

  • The individual being sponsored must then submit biometrics.
  • Invitation to Apply (ITA) is provided to Canadian citizen or permanent resident interested in sponsorship.


The individual is required to submit two applications to PGP:

  • Application for sponsorship
  • Permanent residency application


Canada PGP eligibility criteria

To be qualified as a sponsor you are required to meet eligibility criteria:

  • Receive an ITA
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Canadian residency
  • Being a permanent resident in Canada, citizen of Canada, or an Indian registered under the Canadian Indian Act
  • Sufficient financial funds
  • Proof of income
  • Sponsors must also meet all other requirements under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations


Applicants may not be eligible to sponsor their parents or grandparents if they:

  • Are in jail
  • Did not pay back an performance bond or immigration loan
  • Did not make family support payments ordered by court
  • Failed to provide financial support under sponsorship agreement
  • Declared bankruptcy
  • Got social assistance for reason other than disability
  • Convicted of violent crime or any offence
  • Not legally authorized to stay in Canada


Sponsored applicants are usually asked to submit the following documents:

  • Medical exam results
  • Police certificates, and
  • Biometrics


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IRCC informs applicants to keep their information up to date

Canadian immigration officials advise applicants to maintain current contact information and application details up to date. 

Some of the important information that is required to be updated include:

  • Changes in relationship status
  • Birth or adoption of a child
  • Demise of an applicant or dependent
  • Contact information such as e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and mailing addresses


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471,550 New Canadian PRs issued in 2023


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