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 up to 20,000 application through the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) in 2019. This program is a first-come, first-served basis where the first 20,000 eligible sponsors who submit an Interest to Sponsor form will be issued an invitation to apply.
“Using this modified intake process will give the government more flexibility in the application process, ensuring that we receive as many applications as possible,” IRCC said.
To learn more about the PGP: Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Update 2019.
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