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Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) 2020 Intake Process

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 09, Oct 2020

Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) 2020 Intake Process The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is opening the Parent and Grandparents Program (PGP) for three weeks, i.e. from 12 p.m. EDT on October 13, 2020, until 12 p.m. EST on November 3, 2020.

In this period, the interested and eligible sponsors can submit online Interest to Sponsor form, showing that they want to sponsor their parents or grandparents to Canada.

How PGP Intake process 2020 will work?

The PGP provides great opportunities to the Canadian permanent residents and citizens to sponsor their parents or grandparents to Canada. Find below the PGP intake process 2020:

Step 1- Sponsors Show their interest

From 13 October, the interest to sponsor form will be available. The interested sponsors need to submit the interest to sponsor form until 3rd November 2020.

In this PGP intake, a random selection process will be in place to make certain that the process is fair and transparent. It will also ensure that all interested sponsors have an equal opportunity to submit an interest to sponsor form and subsequently, get equal chance of getting ITA (Invitation to Apply).
Also read- Parent & Grandparents Program of Canada to open from 13th October 2020
Step 2- ITAs issued to potential sponsors

Once the PGP closed for new interest to sponsor forms on November 3, 2020, the IRCC will assess all submissions, eliminate any duplicate entries and randomize the forms.

Subsequently, the IRCC will hold first round of invitations to apply in this year. It will accept a maximum of 10,000 applications for processing. The invites issued to a sponsor from IRCC are not transferable to another sponsor.

Step 3- Submission of Applications

Invited sponsors will be given 60 days to submit their complete application. In case of delays in giving the documentation due to service interruptions caused by COVID-19 pandemic, IRCC may sanction an extension of 90 days.

Eligibility Criteria for Sponsors

You can sponsor your parents and grandparents provided:
  • You are minimum 18 years old
  • you live in Canada
  • you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act
  • you have adequate funds to support the persons you want to sponsor
    • To show that you have enough, you will have to provide your proof of income.
Note: Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as of now have not finalized the minimum income requirements for the 2020 season. It will reveal the income requirement very soon. To confirm latest update and apply for Canada PR visa, study visa, family sponsored visa, visit visa, etc. in Canada this year, you may contact our Canada migration expert on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or you can drop us an e-mail at


Rajneesh Kumar

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