2020 Parents and Grandparents Program has officially opened up the interest to sponsor form on October 12, 2020
Canadians and permanent residents who wish to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada will have until 12 p.m. EST on November 3, 2020 to submit the interest to sponsor form online.
Note that the interest to sponsor form is NOT an application. To apply, you will need to be invited through random selection (ensuring equal opportunities) by IRCC.
Here are some frequently asked questions to guide you through the process.
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Question 1: What are the income requirements for PGP 2020?
It depends on the total number of people in your family that you will be responsible for.
- Click here to read examples about how to calculate your family size.
- This income requirement table applies to you if you live in any province except Quebec.
Question 2: Can I use a phone or tablet to fill out the form?
- It’s best to use a computer instead of a mobile device. If you do not own a computer, you can visit a Calgary Public Library location close to you. Library members can borrow a laptop, or access free Wi-Fi in the library.
Question 3: I submitted the form, then realized I made a mistake. What do I do now?
- If you made a mistake, please DO NOT submit another form. Find out how to correct a mistake or update your information.
Question 4: I submitted the form. What happens next?
- Once the form is submitted successfully, you’ll see a page with a confirmation number. Write down this number and use it later to check if you’ve been invited to apply.
- You will also receive an email with the confirmation number to let you know IRCC received your form.
- IRCC sends out invitations to apply by email. Log into the same email account you left on the interest to sponsor form and check your inbox, as well as junk mail or spam folder.
Question 5: If I fill out the form more than once, will there be a higher chance for me to be invited?
No. It won’t increase your chances of being invited to apply. IRCC will remove any duplicate entries and only keep your last submission.