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Exciting News for the Parents and Grandparents Program 2024

Updated: May 15

Parents and Grandparents (PGP) program to invite 35,700 sponsors who submitted an interest to sponsor form back in 2020 on May 21, 2024.


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Exciting News for the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) 2024

Mark your calendars! Beginning on May 21, IRCC is set to extend invitations to 35,700 potential sponsors who are part of the remaining interest pool from 2020. These individuals will have the opportunity to sponsor their parents and grandparents. The process of sending out these invitations will span roughly two weeks.


For everyone who submitted an interest to sponsor form back in 2020, now is the time to keep a close eye on your inbox. Make sure to check the email address you used to submit your form. 


For those who didn't have the opportunity to submit an interest to sponsor form in 2020, there's still a wonderful option available for your parents and grandparents to spend extended periods with you in Canada. Consider applying for a super visa, which allows them to visit for up to five years per visit. Plus, they have the flexibility to apply for an extension of their stay right from within Canada, ensuring even more precious time spent together.


How to Verify Your Invitation to Apply for Parents and Grandparents Program


If you are waiting for an invitation to apply under the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP), here are ways to verify if you receive one:


Check Your Email

All selected applicants will receive an email from IRCC. If you receive an email from IRCC, it includes the details of your invitation along with the next steps that you need to take for your application process. Don’t forget to check your spam folder!


Check on the IRCC Website

When you submit the “Interest to Sponsor” form, IRCC issues you a confirmation number, which serves as a unique identifier of your PGP application. Make sure to take note of it. You can enter it into a specified field on the IRCC website to check the status of your invitation at your own convenience.


On May 31, 2024, IRCC is launching the "Check Your Invitation Status" tool on its website. This tool will help you quickly check if you've received an invitation to apply by using the confirmation number you were given upon submitting your interest to sponsor form in 2020. 



Invited to Apply? 


If you receive the invitation to apply for the sponsorship of your parents or grandparents to Canada, we are here to help you understand the next steps of your application process:


Step 1: You Must Apply for Sponsorship 

You will express your intent and demonstrate to IRCC that you are financially ready to support your parents or grandparents once they arrive in Canada on the sponsorship application. Hence, this application will prove your eligibility as a sponsor.


Step 2: Your Parents or Grandparents Must Apply for Permanent Residency

Your parents or grandparents must file their application for permanent residency in Canada. This application is crucial for them to get legal status so they can live, work, and enjoy the benefits that come with being a permanent resident in Canada.


Step 3: Submit Both Sponsorship and Permanent Residence Applications at the Same Time

You must submit the Sponsorship application and Permanent Residence application at the same time so IRCC can review them together for smoother processing.


Step 4: Follow the Submission Deadline

Always pay close attention to the deadline for submission of applications as specified in your invitation to apply letter. IRCC gives no extensions or exceptions, so make sure that you submit all required documents within the time frame.



Navigating Challenges with Expert Solutions


Throughout the application process, encountering obstacles is a common experience, ranging from document collection and adherence to requirements to the submission of the application itself. The key for applicants lies in dedicating themselves to crafting a robust sponsorship application.


To enhance the likelihood of a successful Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) application, it's advisable to seek the expertise of seasoned immigration consultants. Their professional guidance and extensive experience become invaluable assets, illuminating the path toward a smooth application process. By leveraging their insights, applicants can significantly reduce the risk of errors, ensuring a more streamlined and efficient progression.



Expert Guidance from Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants


Our team of Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants is committed to the noble cause of bringing families together in Canada. We offer comprehensive support throughout your Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) application process, ensuring you are well-equipped with the necessary knowledge and resources to successfully reunite with your loved ones. Take the first step towards achieving your family reunification goals by scheduling a consultation with us today.








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