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Latest Update on Canada Parents and Grandparents Program 2020

October 12 , 2020 By Rajneesh Kumar

Latest Update on Canada Parents & Grandparents Program 2020

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada recently announced about opening the 2020 Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program to further support country's commitment towards family reunification.

The program will open for 3-weeks and the interest to sponsor forms will be available from 13th October 2020.

The launch of the Parents and Grandparents Program 2020 aims at strengthening  Canada's initiative to prioritize the approval of up to 49,000 family sponsorship applications by the end of 2020.

For this year, maximum of 10,000 PGP applications will be accepted for further processing, while a new intake of interest to sponsor forms window will open in the next year 2021 to accept up to 30,000 new applications.

How PGP 2020 Intake Process Works?

Step 1:-

Sponsors have to indicate their interest to sponsor their parents and/or grandparents by submitting  an interest to sponsor form online to the IRCC.

The forms will be available to interested applicants on the IRCC's website for up to 3 weeks, starting from October 13 (12 p.m. EDT) to November 3, 2020 (12 p.m. EST).

Please note, for persons with disabilities, alternative interest to sponsor form formats are also available upon request, like paper copy, large print and Braille.

Step 2:-

ITAs will be issued to eligible sponsors. Upon submitting the interest to sponsor form, the IRCC will review all the form submissions and will remove duplicate entries and randomize all the forms.

The authorities will conduct 1 invitation round in 2020, with a limit of accepting up to 10,000 applications for further processing.

Also Check: Alberta Introduced a New AINP Online Portal

Step 3:-

Applications submission. All the eligible sponsors who will be invited to apply for sponsorship by the IRCC will get maximum 60 days time for submitting their final and complete application along with supporting documents.

Please note, in case any applicant fails to submit documents because of service disruptions caused due to COVID-19, they'll get a 90-day extension from the IRCC.

Who is Eligible to Become a Sponsor under 2020 Parents and Grandparents Program?

In order to qualify as a sponsor for the PGP 2020, a person must:

  • Be a citizens or permanent resident of Canada, or a registered Indian under Canadian Indian Act
  • Age minimum 18 years or above
  • Be residing in Canada
  • Submit Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) notices of assessment to prove that he/she meet the minimum income requirement
  • Show his/her income from the last 3 tax years
  • Sign an undertaking to prove that he/she is capable of supporting the sponsored parents or grandparents financially for up to 20 years
  • Sign an undertaking and confirm to repay any kind of social assistance paid to the sponsored parents or grandparents for up to 20 years
  • Sign an additional undertaking (if living in Quebec)

Calculating Family Size for PGP 2020

As per the IRCC, the family size is calculated as per the number of people a sponsor will be supporting financially, including,

  • Sponsor
  • Sponsor's spouse or common-law partner
  • Sponsor's dependent children
  • Sponsor's spouse or partner’s dependent children
  • Any family members previously sponsored and getting financially support from sponsor
  • Parents and grandparents with their dependents
  • Dependent children who will not accompany sponsor's parents or grandparents to Canada
  • Spouse or partner of sponsor's parents or grandparents even if not accompanying them to Canada
  • Separated spouse of sponsor's Your parents or grandparents

To discover your chances for Canada immigration and to know about the process to apply Canada PR, you may contact our team of immigration advisors on Toll Free No. 78-18-000-777 or drop an email at info@canadapravenue.com.

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