Canada to reopen Parents and Grandparents Program in late January

The Government of Canada had announced the reopening of the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) last week. The program is scheduled to reopen from January 28, 2019.


What is the Parents and Grandparents Program?

The PGP allows the permanent residents and citizens of Canada, who are 18 years of age or above, to sponsor their parents/grandparents for Canadian Permanent Residence.


How to Apply?

Interested applicants should complete the Interest to Sponsor form. The form will be available from 12 PM (EST) on January 28. They should also check the eligibility requirements beforehand. One of the main eligibility criteria is the Minimum Necessary Income. Applicants will also have to submit a copy of the document with their status in Canada document.

After submission, IRCC will notify all invited candidates. They will have a minimum of 60 days to submit their complete application and other required documents.

Candidates will be selected for the invitation on a “first-come, first-serve” basis.

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