Government of Canada Announced Opening of Parents & Grandparents (PGP) Program

Government of Canada —The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration announced for the opening of the 2020 Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program.

Canadians and permanent residents who wish to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada will have an opportunity to submit an interest to sponsor form online starting from October 13, 2020, to November 3, 2020.

In order to ensure a fair, transparent and equal opportunity for applicants, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will randomly select potential sponsors and send them an invitation to submit an application. Selected applicants will have 60 days to submit their application.

A maximum of 10,000 applications will be accepted for processing as part of the 2020 PGP intake. In 2021, IRCC will open a new intake of interest to sponsor forms to accept a total of 30,000 new applications.

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