The Canadian Government as tweeted during the early January reopened its Parent and Grandparents Program on the 28th of January to accept Expressions of Interest. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada said that it is aiming to accept around 27,000 Interest to Sponsor Forms this particular year.
Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program allows Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents to sponsor their parents and grandparents to migrate to Canada. The IRCC opened the PGP Program on the 28th of January and closed it within a few minutes stating that sufficient applications for the PGP program have been received.
IRCC also tweeted that individuals who have been successfully able to submit an Interest to Sponsor form should be receiving an email within the next 24 hours which confirms the receipt. It should be noted that submitting an Interest to Sponsor Form is just the starting phase for getting involved in the Parents and Grandparents Program.
IRCC will be issuing invitations to apply to individuals who have submitted an Interest to Sponsor Form in the order they have received till IRCC reaches its target of taking in 20,000 applications and it may also open the Interest to Sponsor form if it needs more sponsors this year.
On receiving an Invitation to Apply, an individual would be having 60 days to complete the application and apply with proper documentation. The processing time for a completed and submitted PGP application would be between 20 to 24 months.
IRCC has also stated that applicants who have received a confirmation but not an invitation by the end of this year will be holding your information and considering it for the next year.
Key Things to Note: –
One of the key factors that is required to be considered eligible for the process is to show proof that he/she has a minimum income. This is just to ensure that the individual is able to take care of the sponsored person during their stay in Canada.
A potential sponsor should provide details of his/her family in order to confirm that they meet the Minimum Necessary Requirement. Details include the size of the family and those they would be financially responsible for & more.,
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