Interested Sponsors Now Invited by Canada to Apply for Parents and Grandparents Program

Interested Sponsors Now Invited by Canada to Apply

The Canadian Government has been making continuous efforts for reuniting the families and at the same time to meet its immigration goals for the year. One of the multiple things that the Canadian Government has planned is to have a target of 20,000 complete applications under the Parents and Grandparents Program.

The Canadian Parents and Grandparents program allows citizens of Canada and Canadian Permanent Residents who have been aged above 18 years to sponsor their parents and grandparents and migrate to Canada. IRCC for this year has a target of reaching 20,000 complete applications for the year 2019.

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada stated that the invitations are issued to interested sponsors in the same order they received the Interest to Sponsor Forms (forms that were received on the 18th of January). The first round of invitations was issued on the 24th of April and IRCC has stated that it may take another few days for the sponsors to receive their Invitations. IRCC has also stated that it might be conducting another round of invitations if it falls short to meet the target set for the year 2019. An interested sponsor who has received an invitation will only have 60 days to submit a complete sponsorship application.

An individual who has received an invitation should be submitting two complete applications at the same time (one is the sponsor application and the other is from the parents & grandparents) and IRCC has notified that sponsors should make use of all latest forms and read the instruction guide carefully before attempting to fill the form.

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