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Parent & Grandparent Sponsorship Immigration News

The latest news about immigration to Canada as a parent or grandparent to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident/parent and grandparent sponsorship program 2024. For more information on the immigration process and requirements for family immigration visas to Canada, visit our section on the Family Class Sponsorship Program.

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I’ve Received A PGP Invitation. What Next?

By SierraDecember 20, 2021
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Starting September 20th, 2021, the IRCC started rolling out Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) invites. This was the PGP draw date for those who applied in 2020. Many individuals have been waiting patiently for this as this gives them to chance to sponsor their parents or grandparents to live with them permanently in Canada! This […]

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Parents and Grandparents Program 2021 Will Accept Record Number of Applicants

By Ella BergquistSeptember 21, 2021
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

September 20, 2021 Update: Starting today, invites will begin to roll out to candidates selected within the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) lottery. A total of 40,000 applicants who submitted an Interest to Sponsor form will be contacted shortly. Learn what to do once you’ve received a PGP invitation! On July 20th, 2021, the IRCC […]

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2020 Canada PGP Lottery Starts Issuing Invitations

By CaseyJanuary 6, 2021
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Beginning January 5, 2021, the IRCC started to hold it’s 2020 Parent and Grandparent Program lottery. This lottery was originally supposed to take place in late 2020 but had to be delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, which took a toll on Canadian immigration as a whole. A maximum of 10,000 applications will be issued […]

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When Is The Next Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) Lottery?

By SierraJanuary 2, 2024
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

October 23, 2023 Update: IRCC has closed the Parent and Grandparent Lottery draw for 2023. Sponsoring your relative through the Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) has been a popular route for many foreign nationals looking to reunite with family. Canada takes pride in family reunification and has created various pathways that allow it. Recently the […]

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Parent and Grandparent Immigration: COVID-19 Update

By SierraApril 2, 2020
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

You may be familiar with or heard of the 2020 Parent/Grandparent Immigration Program. It’s a great program to sponsor a parent or grandparent to Canada based on that familial relationship. Many individuals have immigrated to Canada through family sponsorships and it has opened many opportunities for foreign immigrants. Like many other immigration services that have […]

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Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program Update for 2020

By CaseyDecember 7, 2020
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

October 5th Update: Today Immigration Minister Marco Mendocino announced new details about the Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program. The program will open October 13th, 2020 for a 3-week window. People can submit the form online to express interest to bring their relatives to Canada. Once the three week period ends, the IRCC will select potential […]

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Parents and Grandparent’s Program 2019 Closed…For Now

By Ella BergquistJuly 20, 2020
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Today, January 28, the Parents and Grandparents Program opened up for applicants to submit their online form for indicating interest in sponsoring a family member to Canada. With only 11 minutes open, the IRCC tweeted that the applications received had met the annual limit. “The interest to sponsor form for the 2019 Parent and Grandparent […]

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Canada’s Parents and Grandparent Sponsorship Update 2019

By Ella BergquistJuly 20, 2020
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

In 2018, the IRCC announced the will be reopening the Parents and Grandparent Sponsorship Program in 2019. In the previous years this program would open on January 2nd. This is not the case in 2019. The IRCC tweeted that they will not be opening the program until late January 2019. The IRCC expects to process […]

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Family Sponsorship 2021: Parents and Grandparents Program

By CaseyApril 6, 2021
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Visit our page on the Parents and Grandparents Program in 2021. January 9, 2020 Update: The Grandparent and Parent sponsorship program has been postponed in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the current program. Currently, the program works like a ticket lottery. You must be ready to log in and complete an application the moment […]

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Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Super Visa Program Expands in 2018

By Ella BergquistJune 29, 2022
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

July 2022 Update: As of July 4, 2022, the length of stay for Super Visa holders in Canada will be expanded to five years per entrance. Learn more here. What is Changing About the Parents and Grandparents Super Visa in 2018? The government is increasing the number of applications that will be accepted for processing for […]

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Second Round of Selection for Parents and Grandparents Program

By Rachel BarrickSeptember 7, 2017
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Every year, the Canadian Government offers forth 10,000 invitations for individuals to sponsor their parents and grandparents to Canada. This year, a new application intake process was introduced under which 10,000 individuals, after completing an online form, would be invited at random to submit a sponsorship application. The deadline to register for the 2017 pool […]

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New Canadian Immigration Sponsorship Process for Parents and Grandparents

By Immigration LawyersJanuary 8, 2020
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Expected Improvement with a New Application Process for Parents and Grandparents The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada declared that the Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program is due for some application adjustments as of January 2017. Canadian citizens who plan to sponsor one or both of their parents, or grandparents, for Canadian permanent residence status, […]

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