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Canadian Government starts issuing Invitations to the Sponsors of Parents & Grandparents Program

Posted - 26, Apr 2019

Canada's immigration department, i.e. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)has started issuing the Invitations to Apply (ITA) to the sponsors of Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP).The Parent and Grandparent Program is the popular immigration program of Canada that allows Canadian (permanent residents and citizens) to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada on PR visa. However, the sponsor must be over 18 years to apply for PGP sponsorship and also meet the other basic requirements of the PGP.

PGP invitations are being issued now

The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has finally begin issuing the invitations to sponsors of PGP. The first lot of invitation were issued on 24th April 2019.It will take few more days to issue all the invites to the selected applicants. The government has a target to accept 20,000 applications for the Parents and Grandparents Program in the year 2019.

The ITAs are being issued to those applicants who submitted the Interest to Sponsor Form in the month of January this year.

Key Points To note regarding Invitations being issued

Find below the key points regarding ITAs being sent by IRCC for the PGP:
  • The invites are being sent in the same order, in which the Interest to sponsor forms were received by the IRCC.
  • IRCC will sent the invites to the e-mail id mentioned in the Interest to Sponsor form
  • Applicants need to check the junk mail folder, in case the mail end up dropping there.
  • Also, the sponsors who get the Invitation from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada this time around, will have to submit complete sponsorship application within 60 days from the date of receiving the invite.
  • Total 20,000 complete PGP applications will be accepted for 2019
  • If required, the IRCC may hold the invitation rounds to meet target for this year.

What is the application process?

Once the ITA (Invitation to apply) from IRCC is received, the applicants need to submit two applications, i.e.
  • Application to be a sponsor
  • Application from the parents and grandparents for Canadian PR (Permanent residency)
Both the applications should be submitted together. Also, the applicants make certain that they submit the latest forms accurately filled.

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