Canada PGP – Grandparent and Parent Program opened briefly on 28 January to accept EOIs – expressions of interest. IRCC had targeted to accept 27,000 forms for Interest to Sponsor. This is from eligible Canada PR holders and Citizens. It has now closed to EOIs after opening briefly.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada said that it will accept forms for Interest to Sponsor on first served for first arrived basis. This is the first step in the yearly application cycle for its Canada PGP.
The duplicate submissions will be first removed. The ITAs for Canada PGP will then be offered in the order of receipt of the forms for Interest to Sponsor. This is until the target of 20,000 complete applications is reached by IRCC.
IRCC had announced prior to opening Canada PGP that minimum 1 round of ITAs will be held. There are chances of more rounds, it added. This is till it achieves the target of 20,000 complete applications, as quoted by the CIC News.
Sponsors who are offered an ITA will have 2 months to file the complete application. This is inclusive of all the required documents. Applicants must comply with instructions in the application package for 2019. This is for the application to be considered as complete.
IRCC will specify the exact date by which the application must be received in its email invitation to the applicants. The deadline to file a complete application is fixed and will not be extended beyond 60 days.
IRCC has said that it will hold and the form and contact information for consideration in 2020 as well. This is for those applicants who have submitted forms for Interest to Sponsor and receive the confirmation but not the ITA in 2019.
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