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IRCC to Open Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program on Oct 13

October 06 , 2020 By Rajneesh Kumar

IRCC to Open Parents and Grandparents Program on Oct 13

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marco Mendicino announced the opening of the 2020 Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program.

This announcement has been done with an aim to further support Canada’s commitment towards family reunification.

All those Canadian citizens and permanent residents who wish to sponsor their eligible parents and grandparents can now submit their interest to sponsor application form online.

The program is open for 3-weeks, i.e. from 13th October 2020 (12 p.m. EDT) to 3rd November 2020 (12 p.m. EST).

This decision will help a lot of families to reunite, especially during such difficult times. The Parents and Grandparents Program 2020 will prioritize the approval of approximately 49,000 family sponsorship applications by the end of December 2020.

As per the information shared by the IRCC on 5th October 2020, up to 10,000 family sponsorship applications will be accepted for further processing under 2020 PGP intake.

While, in 2021, the IRCC will launch a new PGP 2020 interest to sponsor forms where up to 30,000 new applications will be accepted.

Canada Parents & Grandparents Program- Selection Criteria

The IRCC has planned to select and invite eligible sponsors randomly to submit their sponsorship applications.

The concept behind this selection process is to ensure transparency and accuracy of the process so that each applicant will get an equal opportunity.

Please note, all the selected applicants will get maximum of 60 days time for submitting their applications.

Also Read: Canada is Accelerating Spousal Visa Processing

Options for Persons with Disabilities

Persons with disabilities who are unable to apply using an online form may request the interest to sponsor form in following formats:

  • Paper copy
  • Braille
  • Large print

For submission, they have to contact the IRCC either through an email or call them by November 3, 2020.

Additionally, if any sponsor is financially impacted due to pandemic, he/she will be supported by the IRCC under its temporary public policy.

As per this policy, the IRCC will cut down the minimum income requirement for the tax year 2020 to the minimum required income, instead of the additional 30% of minimum required income.

To know more about Canadian immigration pathways this year, you may get in touch with ICCRC registered immigration experts at Canada PR Avenue on Toll Free No- 78-18-000-777 or drop an email at info@canadapravenue.com.

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