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Parents and Grandparents Program applications accepted in 2021 are still being processed by IRCC


Parents and Grandparents Program applications accepted in 2021 are still being processed by IRCC

According to Canada's Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024, reuniting families and sponsoring parents and grandparents for permanent residence will be among the top priorities for the government.


IRCC has not yet determined when it will begin accepting new applications for the 2022 Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). This year, the new Immigration Levels Plan shows that Ottawa plans to issue 25,000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to applicants through the PGP.


Parents and Grandparents Program is a program that allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parents and grandparents to immigrate to Canada.


To be eligible to sponsor a parent or grandparent, you must meet the following requirements:

  • you’re invited to apply

  • you’re at least 18 years old

  • you live in Canada

  • you’re a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act

  • you have enough money to support the people you want to sponsor

  • to show that you have enough, you’ll have to provide your proof of income

  • you may have a spouse or common-law partner co-sign to combine your incomes

  • you meet all other requirements under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

In case you’re invited to apply to sponsor your parents and grandparents, there are two applications involved. Thus, you must apply to become a sponsor and your parents or grandparents must apply for permanent residence.





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