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The Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) is Reopened to accept the fresh Applications

Posted - 22, Jan 2016

The much awaited Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) reopens on January 4, 2016 to accept the new applications from the applicants. The parents and grandparents selected under this program shall be eligible for Immigration to Canada as permanent residents. The PGP program has been a highly popular immigration program in Canada. The number of applicants is sure to increase after the recent announcement from the liberal government of Canada to increase the application intake.

The candidates need to apply fast as intake gets capped shortly for PGP
However, for this to happen the interested applicants need to apply fast as the application intake is expected to cap shortly, as seen in the past draws of PGP. In the last few PGP draws the intake was filled very shortly and many interested candidates had to wait for the next draw. The parents applying under this program must be sponsored by a family member in Canada; moreover, both applicant and sponsor require meeting the eligibility criteria for the PGP.

Eligibility Criteria for the PGP Sponsor
The person sponsoring a PGP applicant must meet the following parameters.

  • The sponsor must be 18 years or above
  • The sponsor must be a Canadian permanent resident or citizen
  • He/she needs to give assurance to provide the financial support to the sponsored relative for 20 years. And this particular period starts from the time when the sponsored relative becomes a permanent resident of Canada.
  • Need to surpass the minimum essential income required for PGP and need to submit the notice assessment provided by the CRA (Canadian Revenue Agency) in this regard. The sponsor or sponsors (if more than one) must show that he/she/they met the minimum income level consistently for last 3 years. The income of married or common law partner can be included in the minimum required income level.
You will certainly have higher chances of getting selected in the current PGP program, if the intake is increased by the liberal government, however, you must prepare your documents and files in advance in coordination with a reliable Immigration Consultancy Services to boost your chances of immigration under PGP.

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