The government of Canada will accept more applicants under the PGP
Canada plans to accept more applicants under the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) in the coming years.
The latest Immigration Levels Plan for Canada projects that annual immigration through the GPG will rise by more than a third in the next three years. In 2022, Ottawa will welcome 25,000 parents and grandparents, increasing this number to 28,500 in 2023, and 32,000 in 2024.
The number of PGP applicants increased by 36 percent when compared to the target for 2021. Canadian immigration department said it has no idea when applications for the 2022 PGP will be accepted. For the 2022 immigration targets, IRCC will continue to process parents and grandparents applications that have been received already.
To be eligible to sponsor a parent or grandparent, you must be:
at least 18 years old
live in Canada
a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act
meet all other requirements under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations
Parents and Grandparents Program allow Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parents and grandparents to Canada as permanent residents.