IRCC now inviting interested sponsors to apply to Parents and Grandparents Program

CIC News
Published: April 24, 2019

The Government of Canada is now issuing invitations to apply to its Parents and Grandparents Program. 

Canada's Parents and Grandparents Program allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents over the age of 18 to sponsor their parents and/or grandparents for Canadian permanent residence.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said invitations are being issued in the same order that Interest to Sponsor forms were received during the submission period held on January 28.

The first invitations were issued April 24 and IRCC said that it will take a few days to send all potential sponsors their invitations.

Invitations will be sent to the email address used on the Interest to Sponsor form. However, IRCC said it is possible that some invitations could end up in the junk mail folder, so be sure to check there.

Interested sponsors who receive an invitation from IRCC will have 60 days from the date of their invitation to submit a complete sponsorship application.

IRCC has a target of 20,000 complete applications to its Parents and Grandparents Program for 2019.

If necessary, IRCC has said that it may conduct other invitation rounds to meet its 2019 target.

Application process

Interested sponsors who receive an invitation to apply must submit two complete applications — the application to become a sponsor and the application from their parents or grandparents for Canadian permanent residence.

IRCC said it must receive both applications at the same time.

Applicants must be sure to use the latest forms, all of which can be found here.

IRCC says it is important to read the instruction guide carefully before completing the application form.

If you receive an invitation to apply to the Parents and Grandparents Program, you may email pgp@canadavisa.com to learn about the next steps regarding your application.

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