(This article was updated on 24/06/2020)

IRCC has decided to delay the opening of its 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program due to Coronavirus pandemic. Last year, some 100,000 Canadians expressed their interest in sponsoring a parent or grandparent even though there were only 21,000 permanent residence spots available.

Similarly, Canada is targeting the admissions of 21,000 immigrants under the PGP each year through its 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan.

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 on 24 April 2019 – 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 +91 7045 688 237 or info@smi.legal.

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