IRCC ‘quietly’ settled Parents and Grandparents Program lawsuits, CBC reports

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 21:30:28 +0000

The Government of Canada allowed at least 70 potential sponsors to apply to its Parents and Grandparents Program in exchange for dropping two lawsuits related to the program’s controversial expression of interest intake in January, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is reporting.  The settlement was done in secret and involved a non-disclosure agreement, CBC reports. Immigration, […]

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The race is now on to apply to Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 03 May 2019 18:42:09 +0000

The Government of Canada has finished issuing invitations to potential sponsors to its Parents and Grandparents Program — and those invited now have less than 60 days to submit a complete application.  Known as the PGP, the program allows eligible Canadian citizens and permanent residents over the age of 18 to sponsor their parents and/or […]

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IRCC now inviting interested sponsors to apply to Parents and Grandparents Program

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 19:54:02 +0000

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. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said invitations are being issued in the […]

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IRCC begins inviting interested sponsors to apply to Parents and Grandparents Program

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 19:54:02 +0000

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. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said invitations are being issued in the […]

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IRCC stands by Parents and Grandparents expression of interest process

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 16:28:11 +0000

Canada’s Parents and Grandparents sponsorship program reopened to expressions of interest on January 28, sparking fierce competition among aspiring sponsors.   The Interest to Sponsor form for the popular program was due to go live at 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) accepting 27,000 submissions on a first-in, first-served basis. Completing […]

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Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program opens briefly to expressions of interest

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2019 17:28:30 +0000

Canada’s Parents and Grandparents sponsorship program closed to expressions of interest from eligible Canadian citizens and permanent residents after opening briefly on January 28.   Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said it would accept 27,000 Interest to Sponsor forms on a first-in, first-served basis this year as a first step in the annual application cycle […]

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Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program: Are you ready?

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:36:17 +0000

Canada will reopen its Parents and Grandparents sponsorship program next Monday to expressions of interest and invitations to apply to the program will be issued on a first-in, first-served basis.   This means the quicker you can get your complete Interest to Sponsor form submitted, the better your chances may be of getting an invitation to […]

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Canada will reopen Parents and Grandparents Program January 28

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 17:50:01 +0000

Canada’s Parents and Grandparents Program will reopen to interested sponsors beginning on January 28, the federal government announced today.   The program, known as the PGP, allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents over the age of 18 to sponsor their parents and/or grandparents for Canadian permanent residence. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says up to 20,000 […]

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Canada’s parents and grandparents sponsorship program will reopen in late January

Credit to Author: CIC News| Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2018 18:26:48 +0000

Canada’s parents and grandparents sponsorship program will reopen to expressions of interest in late January 2019,  the Government of Canada has announced.   Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) provided the update in a tweet and said details of the next opening will be released “in the coming weeks.” The Parents and Grandparents Program, known as the […]

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Canada will now accept 17,000 applications under Parents and Grandparents Program in 2018


The Government of Canada is increasing the number of applications that it will accept for processing this year under its parents and grandparents sponsorship program, from 10,000 to 17,000. The update was issued Thursday via Ministerial Instruction from Canada’s Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen. The news follows an announcement by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) […]

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