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Parents and Grandparents program will reopen this month

May 20, 2024

The Parents and Grandparents program (PGP) is set to reopen this month, as Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) prepares to send out invitations to potential sponsors.

The department confirmed via an announcement that starting May 21st, 2024, it will send out 35,700 invitations with the hope of approving 20,500 complete applications.

Who is eligible for the next round of the PGP?
IRCC has declared its intention to invite candidates from the 2020 intake of the PGP. This means that the individuals receiving invitations in the upcoming round will have submitted their profiles in 2020. This will be the fourth year in a row that the PGP will only consider profiles submitted in 2020.

Under the PGP system, applicants will be invited at random (through a lottery system). These invitations will be delivered to sponsors through the email provided on their interest to sponsor form. Sponsors are advised to check their emails starting May 21st, with all invitations being delivered within roughly two weeks of this date.