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Good News for the Parent & Grandparent Program Applicants as Government Announced to Double the Application intake

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 11, Jan 2016

visas default image The Canadian Government has announced to double the intake of Immigration applications to current Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP). The PGP was opened last week, i.e. January 4, 2016 and the website of the government was showing that the cap is 5000 for the current year. However, in a recent interview, Immigration Minister John McCallum said that a total of 10,000 applications will be accepted this year.

PGP received 14000 Applications this year
As per McCallum, since PGP opening on January 4, 2016, we received more than 14000 applications from the people, willing to sponsor their Grandparents or Parents. And the announcement was made on the website on January 7, 2016 only that the program is closed for new applications and that the government will consider the first 10000 for the processing. The further updates, with regard to the processing of accepted applications and returning of the extra applications will possibly be shared later. McCallum also said the wait time at now is too high and this is one among the key things that needs to be addressed.

The Liberal Government doubled the intake as per the their prior commitment
The liberal government, however, kept their promise made during the campaign about doubling the application intake for the PGP program from 5,000 to 10,000 applications per year. The 5,000 cap for PGP was implemented by the conservatives during their tenure. The announcement, however, has remained under the scanner since then and criticized as well by the critics for the various reasons.

The decision got the mixed reaction
The liberal government’s announcement, however, got the mixed reaction from the Canadians. At one end the immigrants welcomed the decision, on the other end, the opposition and critics slammed the decision, saying that this will put the extra burden on the economy. The Prime Minister Trudeau, however, defended his decision a few months back, saying that it will be good for the economy. He said that allowing the parents and grandparents in Canada will save the daycare cost of the immigrants in Canada, as their children will be looked after by the grandparents at home only, which in turn will save the money and consequently, enhance their purchasing power.

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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