I’ve Received A PGP Invitation. What Next?

By Sierra September 23, 2021 (Updated September 27, 2021) 3 min. read

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 year a record number of 40,000 candidates who have submitted an expression of interest form within the submission window will shortly be receiving the invitation in their online account. Being selected within the PGP lottery could be the once in a lifetime opportunity for you and your family so it’s important to know your following steps.

Related Article: When Is the Parent and Grandparent Lottery in 2021?

What To Do When I Receive a PGP Invitation?

If you are invited to apply for sponsorship through a PGP invite, you will need to submit your sponsorship application within 60 days (the deadline will be on your invitation). If you are submitting your application by mail, your application must be received before the deadline date or else your application will be returned to you. Over the next two weeks, it’s important to check ALL folders within your email including promotions, spam, etc.

If you didn’t receive an invitation this year through the Parents and Grandparents program, you can always look to see if you qualify for a Super Visa! This visa allows a parent or grandparent to visit Canada for 2 to 10 years.

What Were The Parents Sponsorship Canada 2021 Lottery Results?

The Parents and Grandparent Program doesn’t necessarily have public lottery results. The only way an entrant would know they have been invited to apply for Canada PR will be through their email inbox.

How to Apply for Sponsorship

Step 1: Receive Invitation to Apply
Step 2: Apply Online
Step 3: Pay Application Fees
Step 4: Submit Additional Information

Sponsorship Application Processing Time

Once you’ve submitted your sponsorship application, you can expect to wait 20 to 24 months.

Are You Interested in Joining The Next PGP Lottery?

After seeing how this year’s PGP program went this year, you may be more interested in applying. When applying through this program, you will need to submit an expression of interest within the submission window. Last year’s submission window was Oct 13 to Nov 3. When

The applicant sponsoring their family is the one that needs to complete the sponsor interest form. You will be able to go back into your form to update your information in case you made a mistake. The information on your interest form must correlate with the information you provided within your application. After you’ve submitted your interest form, you will receive a confirmation number that you cannot give away.

After You’ve Submitted Your Interest Form

After you have submitted your interest form, you will want to write down your confirmation number and copiously check your email for an invitation to apply. The invitations will be sent out once officials have reviewed submissions and deleted duplicate forms.

When Will PGP Reopen?

In 2020, the window to submit an expression of interest form for the PGP program was between Oct 13 to Nov 3. The IRCC hasn’t announced any plans on when the PGP submission window will reopen.

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