The IRCC has a target of 20,000 complete applications to its Parents and Grandparents Program for 2019. That’s a massive target by all means, and they do not take this lightly.

The Government of Canada is now issuing invitations to apply to its Parents and Grandparents Program. Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents over the age of 18 to sponsor their parents and/or grandparents for Canadian permanent residence.

The first invitations were issued April 24 and IRCC said that it will take a few days to send all potential sponsors their invitations. Interested sponsors who receive an invitation from IRCC will have 60 days from the date of their invitation to submit a complete sponsorship application.

Interested sponsors who receive an invitation to apply must submit two complete applications — the application to become a sponsor and the application from their parents or grandparents for Canadian permanent residence.

If you receive an invitation to apply to the Parents and Grandparents Program or interested to apply for Parents and Grandparents Program, you may contact us on 7045 688 237  or info@

The SmartMove Immigration ‘Roadshow’

In our continuing efforts to reach out to a wider audience and inform them of the various immigration options for the SmartMove Team has kickstarted an outreach initiative to spread awareness about the various legal immigration options; encouraging people to take that most difficult step; to begin.

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