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Canada Parents and Grandparents Program 2019- Government Begins Sending Invites to PGP Sponsors

March 26 , 2020 By Rajneesh Kumar

IRCC Issue Invitation for Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Program


The Canadian government is now issuing the invitations to the sponsors of the Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP). The government has the target of accepting total 20,000 invitations this year. The ITAs are being issued to those applicants, who submitted the interest to sponsor form in January 2019. The sponsor of the Parents and Grandparents program is needed to be 18 years or above. Also, he/she must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to be able to apply for PGP sponsorship.

IRCC is issuing PGP invitations 

The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada are now issuing the invites to sponsors of Parent and Grandparent Program. The first lot of invites was sent on April 24, 2019. The IRCC will accept 20,000 applications for the PGP this year. The ITAs are being issued in the same order in which the Interest to Sponsor form was received from the interested applicants.

Once invitations are received by the eligible sponsor, there are two applications needs to be submitted, i.e. one by the sponsor for the PGP sponsorship and second one by the person or persons being sponsored

Who is Eligible to Sponsor?

Find below the key requirement to be the sponsor of PGP:

  • you’re at least 18 years old
  • you live in Canada 
  • you’re a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act
  • you have enough money to support the persons you want to sponsor
    • To show that you have enough, you’ll have to provide your proof of income.


Points to Remember Regarding Invitations Being Issued

  • The invitations will be sent to the e-mail id mentioned in the Interest to Sponsor form
  • Candidates need to check the junk mail folder, in case the mail gets diverted in the junk.
  • The eligible sponsors who receive the Invitation from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada this time around will have to submit complete sponsorship application within 60 days from the date of receiving the invite.
  • Total 20,000 complete PGP applications will be accepted for 2019
  • If required, the IRCC may hold the invitation rounds to meet the target for this year.

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