Reopen Parents and Grandparents Program

Reuniting Families: Canada Set to Reopen Parents and Grandparents Program

Canada is gearing up to reopen its doors to the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) this month, marking a significant step towards family reunification. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will soon commence issuing invitations to potential sponsors, offering a chance for families to come together in the Great White North.

The 2024 Intake: What to Expect

Starting May 21, 2024, IRCC will initiate the process by contacting potential sponsors who submitted an interest-to-sponsor form in 2020. The department’s objective is to randomly select 35,700 individuals from this pool, aiming to receive 20,500 complete applications. This surge in invitations, an increase of 5,500 compared to the 2023 intake, reflects Canada’s unwavering commitment to facilitating family unity.

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A Gateway to Permanent Residency

The Parents and Grandparents Program offers a pathway for sponsoring parents and grandparents to obtain permanent residency in Canada. This initiative underscores the nation’s values of inclusivity and family support, enabling loved ones to establish roots in the country.

Exploring Sponsorship Opportunities

For those who missed the opportunity to submit an interest-to-sponsor form in 2020, alternative avenues exist for their parents and grandparents to visit Canada. One such option is the super visa, allowing extended stays of up to 5 years at a time. Furthermore, individuals can explore the possibility of extending their relatives’ visits while they are in Canada, fostering cherished moments of togetherness.

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Navigating the Process: Key Details

  • Status: Closed (By invitation only)
  • Processing Times: Check processing times for updates.
  • Fees: Starting from $1,205, ensuring affordability and accessibility for potential sponsors.

What If You Aren’t Invited?

If individuals are not invited to apply for sponsorship under the Parents and Grandparents Program, there are various sections they can explore to understand the process better:

  • What it means to be a sponsor: Understanding the responsibilities associated with sponsorship.
  • Check if you’re eligible: Assessing eligibility criteria for sponsorship.
  • Who you can sponsor: Identifying eligible family members who can be sponsored.
  • How to submit your interest-to-sponsor form: Guidelines for submitting the interest-to-sponsor form.
  • How to apply: Exploring the application process post-invitation.
  • After you apply: Navigating the post-application phase and understanding the outcomes.
  • Prepare for arrival: Getting ready for the arrival of family members in Canada, ensuring a smooth transition.
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Embracing Family Bonds

As Canada reopens the Parents and Grandparents Program, it reaffirms its commitment to fostering family unity and strengthening ties across borders. Through this initiative, families have the opportunity to create lasting memories and build futures together in the welcoming embrace of the Canadian landscape.

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