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Canada to invite 23,100 interested potential sponsors for Parents and Grandparents Program 2022

October 11, 2022

By CIC News |

Canada has just announced the application intake process for the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) 2022.

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will issue invitations to apply over the next two weeks to 23,100 interested potential sponsors. IRCC has said this figure is enough to achieve its goal of accepting up to 15,000 complete applications for sponsorship under the PGP 2022. Invitations will begin later this week.

IRCC will draw from those who expressed their interest in sponsoring their parents and grandparents in autumn 2020. IRCC says there are some 155,000 potential sponsors remaining in the pool. Back then, potential sponsors were given three weeks to indicate their interest by completing a form on IRCC’s website. IRCC then held a lottery and accepted some 10,000 applications for the PGP 2020. Last year, IRCC drew from the same pool to accept some 30,000 applications for the PGP 2021.

Eligibility for the PGP
You are eligible to sponsor your parents and grandparents if:

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