Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) Update

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On October 10, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will begin sending Invitations to Apply to potential sponsors who previously submitted their applications. Invitations will be sent by email over the next two weeks.

Family reunification is a pillar of Canada’s immigration system, and Canada will continue to reunite families by accepting up to 15,000 complete applications for sponsorship under the Parents and Grandparents Program this year. 

Due to the number of forms remaining in the pool of submissions from 2020, IRCC will send invitations to apply to randomly selected potential sponsors from that pool instead of opening a new interest to sponsor form. This is the same approach taken for the 2021 and 2022 intakes. Anyone who submitted an interest to sponsor form in 2020, but did not receive an invitation to apply in 2021 or 2022, is encouraged to check the email account they provided in 2020 when they submitted their interest to sponsor form.

To learn more about this update and application submission, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/notices/parents-grandparents-program-re-opens-fall.html.