Parents and Grandparents program will reopen this month

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Mon, 06 May 2024 18:00:45 +0000

The Parents and Grandparents program (PGP) is set to reopen this month, as Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) prepares to send out invitations to potential sponsors. The department confirmed via an announcement that starting May 21st, 2024, it will send out 35,700 invitations with the hope of approving 20,500 complete applications. Sponsor your parents […]

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IRCC memo highlights Parents and Grandparents Program challenges

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2023 14:00:47 +0000

The demand for sponsoring parents and grandparents significantly exceeds Canada’s available admission targets. Get a Free Super Visa Telephone Consultation with the Cohen Immigration Law Firm This is revealed in an internal Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) memo recently obtained by CIC News. Before the pandemic, IRCC would typically receive interest to sponsor submissions […]

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What to do if you are invited under the Parents and Grandparents Program 2023

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2023 12:00:54 +0000

Emails have been sent out from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) inviting applicants to apply to sponsor parents or grandparents as part of the 2023 intake of the Parents and Grandparents Program. Sponsor your parents and grandparents for Canadian immigration If you have received an email, you and the parents and grandparents you want […]

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Canada’s Parents and Grandparents 2023 lottery has begun

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2023 13:00:18 +0000

The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) 2023 lottery begins today. Between October 10 and October 23, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will send invitations to apply to 24,200 interested potential sponsors. These invitations will be sent to randomly selected potential sponsors from the remaining pool of submissions from 2020. IRCC’s goal is to receive […]

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Canada’s Parents and Grandparents 2023 lottery begins today

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2023 13:00:18 +0000

The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) 2023 lottery begins today. Between October 10 and October 23, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will send invitations to apply to 24,200 interested potential sponsors. These invitations will be sent to randomly selected potential sponsors from the remaining pool of submissions from 2020. IRCC’s goal is to receive […]

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IRCC announces update to Parents and Grandparents Program 2023

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2023 19:24:10 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has just announced an update to the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP). IRCC will accept up to 15,000 complete applications for sponsorship under the PGP this year. On October 10, IRCC will begin sending invitations to apply to 24,200 interested potential sponsors, aiming to receive up to the 15,000 […]

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What do we know about the Parents and Grandparents Program 2023?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2023 13:13:00 +0000

If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to sponsor your parent or grandparent to come to Canada. Through the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP), your parent or grandparent will receive Canadian permanent residence and may eventually be able to apply for Canadian citizenship. Get a Free Super Visa Telephone […]

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IRCC application backlog increased slightly in May

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2023 12:00:25 +0000

The latest data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shows that the number of applications in inventory has increased since April. As of May 31, there were 2,248,000 applications in inventory across all lines of business. This is higher than the 2,006,000 recorded on April 30. The backlog of applications (those not meeting service […]

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How Canada has advanced its commitment to family reunification so far in 2023

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2023 13:00:39 +0000

Reuniting families is a core pillar of Canada’s immigration strategy. A report released by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) last November 29 said the department would seek to fulfill the Prime Minsters mandate to reunite families by implementing a program to issue temporary resident status (TRV) to spouses and children abroad while they wait […]

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IRCC inventory stands at 2 million applications

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sat, 27 May 2023 12:00:16 +0000

Data from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shows that the backlog of applications in inventory, across all lines of business, is now just slightly over 800,000. The numbers are current as of April 30. There are 2,006,000 million applications in inventory in total. IRCC defines its inventory as applications that have not been finalized. […]

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