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Parent & Grandparent Program (PGP) of Canada to reopening 2nd half of January to accept 20,000 applications

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 02, Jan 2019

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The Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) of Canada is going to open again probably in the last week of January 2019 to accept up to 20,000 applications this time around. The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) opens the PGP every year in the month of January to accept the Expression of Interest (EOI) from the people interested in sponsoring their parents or grandparents to Canada. Let's find out more about PGP intake of this year.

PGP open in towards the end of January

Through Parents and Grandparents program, the permanent residents and citizens in Canada (above 18 years) can sponsor their parents and grandparents outside Canada to come to the maple leaf country and live as permanent resident. This time around the IRCC plans to invite and process up to 20,000 applications received under PGP. Last year, PGP opened in the first week of the year only, i.e. 2nd January 2018, however, this won't be the case this year as per IRCC and Interest to Sponsor forms will only be accepted towards the end of this month.

The IRCC selects the Interest to sponsor forms, which best meets the program requirements, and accordingly issue them the Invitation to Apply (ITA) to submit the complete formal application for sponsoring their parents and grandparents to Canada.

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New system of accepting PGP applications

Now, the IRCC has scrapped the old lottery system, with new first come, first served pattern of accepting applications, based on the feedback from the clients. Random selection of applications was unfair to the applicants waiting for their turn for years. This was taken in to consideration by the IRCC and hence, new first come, first served system introduced.

As per the IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada), new updated intake method will provide more flexibility program, streamline the process and enhance the overall applicant experience. It will help invite and process more number of applications under Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP).

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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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