In October 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited Canadians and permanent residents who wish to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada to submit an interest to sponsor form online.
On July 20, 2021, IRCC announced that they will use the same random selection process and send our more invitations to those who have already submitted an interest to sponsor form in 2020.
Invitations to apply will be sent over the course of 2 weeks, starting the week of September 20, 2021. Those invited to apply as part of this process will be able to use our new Permanent Resident Digital Intake tool, which allows applications to be submitted electronically.
IRCC will invite a record number of people to apply under the 2021 intake of the Program. IRCC will accept up to 30,000 additional applications, giving more Canadians and permanent residents than ever before the opportunity to bring their loved ones to Canada.
More on this update can be found in IRCC’s official news release: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2021/07/ircc-to-accept-a-record-number-of-applications-for-the-2021-parents-and-grandparents-program.html