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The 2nd Invitation Round for Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) to begin on September 6, 2017

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 04, Sep 2017

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The 2nd round of invitations for Canadas popular Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) is going to begin on September 6, 2017 by IRCC. In the 2nd invitation round of PGP this year, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shall invite more sponsors to submit complete application for Parent and Grandparent Program to enable them to sponsor their Parents and Grandparents to Canada.

PGP Invitations to more applicants

The PGP sponsors, who were not selected in the 1st PGP invitation round, occurred in April, 2017, now have a chance to get invited in the second round of PGP. Hence, the invitation round beginning on September 6 will be a 2nd opportunity this year, for the people who are looking to sponsor their parents and grandparents to Canada.

Also Read- IRCC Selected 10,000 Sponsors to apply for Parent & Grandparent Program (PGP) of Canada

The upcoming invitation round is meant for those applicants only, who submitted Interest to Sponsor form in April, 2017, however, didnt receive the invitation that time by the IRCC. The applicants receiving the invite in the upcoming invitation round require submitting the complete application for PGP by 8th December, 2017 to be accepted under PGP.

Who will not get invite this time around?

  • The people who didnt submit the Interest to Sponsor form in April 2017
  • The applicants who received the invitation in the 1st round, however, did not submit the complete application by 4th August (i.e. the deadline for 1st invitation round).

Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP)

The Parent and Grandparent Parent (PGP) is a crucial pathway to invite the eligible parents and grandparents to Canada. However, the applicants sponsoring his/her parents or grandparents must be citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

Next PGP Intake

The next application intake of Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) is likely to open next year, i.e. year 2018. Hence, next year more people will get a chance to submit Interest to Sponsor form and subsequently, invite their parents and grandparents to get Permanent Residency in Canada. As per the annual immigration plan of Canada, the government plans to invite 20,000 people to get PR in Canada under Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP).

Eligibility requirements For the PGP

The sponsors of PGP require meeting the following criteria:
  • Sponsor must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • He/she must be 18 years of age or above
  • Sponsor must fulfill thecriteria of minimum essential income level
  • A PGP Sponsor requires signing a sponsorship agreement to offer financial support to the sponsored parents/grandparents

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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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