2020 Parents and Grandparents Program Lottery Held After Initial Delay

The lottery draw for the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) that was supposed to be held in December 2020, now took place on January 5, 2021. 


The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) immigration lottery for 2020 will be inviting 10,000 applications for sponsorship. The PGP program in Canada allows Canadian citizens or permanent residents to sponsor their parents or grandparents to immigrate to Canada, thereby boosting family immigration for a settled social life. 


Earlier between the months of October 13, 2020 – November 03, 2020, the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) received requests for sponsoring aged dependents. 


All the selected sponsors have upto 60 days to submit a completed sponsorship application to IRCC. However, the COVID-related extensions have been provided and now the applications have upto a maximum of 90 days. Based on the applications, IRCC will select 10,000 sponsors. It will gradually invite those drawn from the lottery within the next 10 days.


Contact our Senior consultants to know the prospects and eligibility for PGP in 2021.


Parents & Grandparents Program 2021

We could soon expect the date for the 2021 Parents and Grandparents Program lottery. While 2020 PGP will be accepting 10,000 applications, IRCC has already announced to accept over 30,000 applications in 2021. 


All eligible sponsors should meet the necessary income level and sign a sponsorship undertaking agreement to successfully bring their parents or grandparents to Canada.   Under this agreement, sponsors and their co-signers are obliged to repay any social assistance paid to their sponsored relatives.

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Apart from family immigration, Canada is focusing to welcome over 200,000 new immigrants through its economic-class programs. We are expected yet another splendid year for the Express Entry system, Provincial Nominee Programs, and Business Immigration programs. 


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